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The Resource The man who went to the far side of the moon : the story of Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins, by Bea Uusma Schyffert ; [translated by Emi Guner]

The man who went to the far side of the moon : the story of Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins, by Bea Uusma Schyffert ; [translated by Emi Guner]

Label
The man who went to the far side of the moon : the story of Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins
Title
The man who went to the far side of the moon
Title remainder
the story of Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins
Statement of responsibility
by Bea Uusma Schyffert ; [translated by Emi Guner]
Title variation
Astronauten som inte fick landa, om, Michael Collins, Apollo 11 och 9 kilo checklistor
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • swe
  • eng
Summary
A biography of the astronaut, Michael Collins, who circled the moon in the Apollo 12 space capsule while his colleagues Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed the lunar module and walked on the moon
Award
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 2004
  • School Library Journal Best Book 2003
  • School Library Journal Best Books, 2003.
Review
/* Starred Review */ Gr 4-7 –Unusual page design and a fine array of memorable, seldom-mentioned details make this an irresistible invitation to travel along with the astronaut who stayed aloft while Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon. In a narrative interspersed with the crew's résumés, handwritten passages from Collins's notes, candid family and mission snapshots, control panel and spacesuit diagrams, lists of personal items that Apollo astronauts brought to the moon, the sometimes-quirky things they left there, and more, Schyffert both humanizes the experience of going into space and captures a sense of what a technical achievement it was and is. (The procedural checklists alone weighed 20 pounds and were referred to by the astronauts as the "fourth passenger.") Closing with notes about the later careers of all three Apollo 11 astronauts, and a final quote from the command module pilot, "We're lucky to have this planet. I know," this book will inspire any child intrigued by the past or future of space exploration to track down Collins's own old-but-still-fresh Flying to the Moon (Farrar, 1994).–John Peters, New York Public Library --John Peters (Reviewed October 1, 2003) (School Library Journal, vol 49, issue 10, p204)
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
178783
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schyffert, Bea Uusma
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
850L
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
MG
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 4
  • 7
Reading level
6
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Collins, Michael
  • Collins, Michael
  • Project Apollo (U.S.)
  • Project Apollo (U.S.)
  • Astronauts
  • Space flight to the moon
  • Astronauts
  • Space flight to the moon
Target audience
juvenile
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the story of Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins
Label
The man who went to the far side of the moon : the story of Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins, by Bea Uusma Schyffert ; [translated by Emi Guner]
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translation of: Astronauten som inte fick landa, om, Michael Collins, Apollo 11 och 9 kilo checklistor
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
461338
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
77 pages
Isbn
9780811840071
Isbn Type
(hc.)
Lccn
2002151912
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780811840071
Label
The man who went to the far side of the moon : the story of Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins, by Bea Uusma Schyffert ; [translated by Emi Guner]
Publication
Note
Translation of: Astronauten som inte fick landa, om, Michael Collins, Apollo 11 och 9 kilo checklistor
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
461338
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
77 pages
Isbn
9780811840071
Isbn Type
(hc.)
Lccn
2002151912
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780811840071

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