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You Will Go to the Moon
 
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Mae Blacker Freeman
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You Will Go to the Moon

4.2  ·  Rating Details ·  45 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
Originally published in 1959, prior to the first moon landing. A second edition was published in 1971, with new illustrations updated to reflect the Apollo program.

The book is a children's story in the "Beginner Books" series, written using a restricted vocabulary of simple words for a readership age of six. The original 1959 illustrations show a lunar mission concept base
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Hardcover, 60 pages
Published October 1st 1971 by Random House Children's Books (first published 1959)
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Rose Ann
Jul 23, 2013 Rose Ann rated it really liked it
I was given a copy of this book when I was 6 or 7. I loved it. I wonder whatever became of my copy. Lost it years and years ago.
Andrewcharles420
Excellent children's book about the possibilities of near-Earth space travel! Fails the Bechdel test miserably (the boy's mom makes a brief appearance near the beginning of the book... otherwise, white dudes!). They did a great job with sciencey aspects of the book though--3 stage booster rockets, stabilizers on telescopes, a glossary in the back (The Science of Your MOON TRIP) explaining many differences between physics on Earth and in space/on the moon. Very forward looking (and surprisingly ...more
Shane
Jun 25, 2013 Shane added it
I've no clue what made me think of this book I read when I was in the 2nd grade, but I did. Anywho, I didn't go to the moon - yet (although I'd rather go to Paris (France) or Vienna (Italy), so the title got it wrong.


At any rate, I think this books' appeal would be more as historical curiosity than anything in terms of getting a glimpse into how some folks thought about space travel and such waybackwhen.
Will2
Mar 25, 2009 Will2 rated it it was amazing
One of my favorite books as a kid. Yes, there's some horrid sexism in the book (only MEN go to space) but we just replaced some of the words when reading it to our child.
ThePinkCarrot
Cute story about a boy going to the moon. Very fantastical before man went to the moon, so not accurate technically. Interesting look into the imagination of our culture before something happened!
Ed Garcia
Nov 30, 2015 Ed Garcia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I must have borrowed this book a hundred times from the Aquidneck School library when I was in elementary school. I bought a copy on ebay a few years ago for nostalgia!
Virginia
Oct 25, 2013 Virginia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What amazes me most is the title. Not, you "might" go to the moon. Not "Wouldn't it be cool to go to the moon?"

No, it conveyed utter certainty - you WILL go to the moon.

Kind of sad now.
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