Coupon
The Moon Over Star
by Dianna Hutts Aston and Jerry Pinkney


Overview - In July 1969, the world witnessed an awe-inspiring historical achievement when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to set foot on the moon. For the young protagonist of this lyrical and hopeful picture book, that landing is something that inspires her to make one giant step toward all of the possibilities that life has to offer.  Read more...

 
Hardcover
  • $17.99

Add to Cart + Add to Wishlist

In Stock Online.

FREE Shipping for Club Members
 
> Check In-Store Availability

In-Store pricing may vary

 
 
New & Used Marketplace 33 copies from $2.99
 
 
 

More About The Moon Over Star by Dianna Hutts Aston; Jerry Pinkney
 
 
 
Overview
In July 1969, the world witnessed an awe-inspiring historical achievement when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to set foot on the moon. For the young protagonist of this lyrical and hopeful picture book, that landing is something that inspires her to make one giant step toward all of the possibilities that life has to offer.

Caldecott Honor-winning painter Jerry Pinkney and the poetic Dianna Hutts Aston create a moving tribute to the historic Apollo 11 Mission, just in time to commemorate its upcoming fortieth anniversary.


 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780803731073
  • ISBN-10: 0803731078
  • Publisher: Dial Books
  • Publish Date: October 2008
  • Page Count: 32
  • Reading Level: Ages 5-8
  • Dimensions: 11.26 x 9.34 x 0.47 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.03 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Fiction > Historical - United States - 20th Century
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Family - Multigenerational
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Lifestyles - Farm Life & Ranch Life

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

Publishers Weekly® Reviews

  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page 54.
  • Review Date: 2008-10-27
  • Reviewer: Staff

The 1969 moon landing is the locus for this inspired collaboration. Aston (An Egg Is Quiet) subtly inserts facts about the Apollo 11 mission into a broader, poetic story about the excitement it generates in an eight-year-old’s community. Mae, the narrator, begins the day in church with her grandfather, where everyone prays for the astronauts. Later, as she and her cousins build a play spaceship, she thinks more about her grandfather, a hardworking farmer who considers the space program a waste of money. By the end of the evening, the whole family has seen Neil Armstrong on the moon, and Mae’s quietly confided dream of going to the moon someday has reminded Gramps of the wonder in his own childhood (afterward, “A sigh in Gramps’s voice/ Made my heart squeeze”). In some of his finest watercolors to date, Pinkney (The All-I’ll-Ever-Want Christmas Doll) supplies both his characteristically affectionate, realistic portrayals of African-American families and lyrical views of the moon, giving visual form to what Aston evokes: awe. Ages 6–8. (Oct.)

 
BAM Customer Reviews