One Giant Leap: The Story of Neil Armstrong

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Sep 24, 2001 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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As a young boy, Neil Armstrong had a recurring dream in which he held his breath and floated high in the sky. He spent his free time reading stacks of flying magazines, building model airplanes, and staring through a homemade telescope. As a teenager, Neil worked odd jobs to pay for flying lessons at a nearby airport. He earned his student pilot’s license on his sixteenth birthday. But who was to know that this shy boy, who also loved books and music, would become the first person to set foot on the moon, on July 20, 1969.
 

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Biography Summary of book This book is about the Neil Armstrong. As a boy he was intrigued with flying. He started to work at a young age and save enough money to pay for flying lesson. He had many ... Read full review

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Don Brown is the award-winning author and illustrator of many picture book biographies. He has been widely praised for his resonant storytelling and his delicate watercolor paintings that evoke the excitement, humor, pain, and joy of lives lived with passion. School Library Journal has called him “a current pacesetter who has put the finishing touches on the standards for storyographies.” He lives in New York with his family.

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