by Robert Burleigh and Mike Wimmer 
"The sense of immediacy is irresistible and will cause children who consider the event just ancient history to feel as if they too had left footprints on that distant, dusty surface."
—School Library Journal

Only July 29, 1969, as Americans sat glued to their televisions and radios, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin did the seemingly impossible—somthing humans had dreamed of doing for centuries: They traveled 240,000 miles through space and set foot on the moon. One small step for man; one giant leap for mankind. This achievement not only brought the moon within reach, but now everything seemed possible. If it could be imagined, it could be done.

One Giant Leap

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  • About The Author Over the past 35 years, I have published poems, reviews, essays, many filmstrips and videos, and more than 40 children's picture books. Born and raised in Chicago, I graduated from DePauw University (Greencastle, Indiana) and later received an MA in humanities from the University of Chicago. I've published books for children since the early 1990s. My books - including numerous unpublished ones! - run a broad gamut, from stories geared for pre-schoolers to survival stories and biographies aimed at seven to eleven-year-olds. My work is wide-ranging because, basically, I'm a generalist by experience - and inclination! In addition to writing, I paint regularly under the art name Burleigh Kronquist and have shown work in one-person and group shows in Chicago, New York, and elsewhere around the country. ISBN-13: 9780399238833 Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated Publication date: 4/2/2009 Pages: 40 Age range: 6 - 8 Years - Juvenile Nonfiction | Technology | Aeronautics, Astronautics & Space Science - History | United States/20th Century -Project Apollo (U.S.) -Space flight to the moon