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The Moon Over Star by Dianna Hutts Aston
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Dec 08, 2008

it was amazing
bookshelves: picturebooks, diverse-characters

This is the touching story of a rural family during the days of the first moon landing. The kids are so excited that a rocket has been launched to the moon. They play Mission Control and astronaut and keep watching the television coverage. Finally, it is the night of the moon landing and everyone sees the great moment. Grandpa thinks that the space program is a waste of money but is glad that it helps the kids have dreams. With terrific touchs of realism, this story evokes the spirit of that historic time.

Jerry Pinkney's gorgeous illustrations of the moon and Earth are spectacular, as are his depictions of the family spending time together.

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