Reaching for the Moon

Reaching for the Moon

Book - 2005
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I Walked on the Moon. This is my journey. It didn't begin when I stepped on board Apollo 11 on July 16, 1969. It began the day I was born -- Edwin Eugene Aldrin Jr., whom everyone called Buzz. Becoming an astronaut took more than education, discipline, and physical strength. It took years of determination and believing that any goal is possible -- from riding a bike alone across the George Washington Bridge at age ten to making a footprint on the Moon. I always knew the Moon was within my reach -- and that I was ready to be part of the team that would achieve the first landing. But it was still hard to believe when I took my first step onto the Moon's surface. We all have our own dreams -- this is the story of how mine came true.
Publisher: New York :, HarperCollins,, [2005]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2005
ISBN: 9780060554460
Branch Call Number: J 921 AL
Characteristics: 40 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Minor, Wendell - Illustrator


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Sep 24, 2018

Reaching for the Moon – rated juvenile, a reasonable introduction for children 8-10 years of age; written by and about the life of Buzz Aldrin, the second man to step down onto the moon.

For those older children, teenagers and space enthusiasts, I recommend Aldrin’s book ‘No dream Is Too High’ - Life Lessons From A Man Who Walked on the Moon (2016). Senior Doctor-at-Bass-Fishing! D. A.

Oct 23, 2012

Very nice illustrations, engaging story.


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Oct 23, 2012

Picture book biography of astronaut Buzz Aldrin, detailing his childhood, studies at West Point, career in the Air Force, and entry into the space program. Ties early life into what he experienced on the Moon.


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