Written by Martin W. Sandler

How did Apollo 8 reach the moon when it wasn’t even part of the flight plan even 5 months before the launch date?! With the Soviets getting ready to make their own manned trip to the moon, NASA changed their plans. Without the lunar landing module to test in Earth’s orbit, Apollo 8 became the first manned trip to the moon. This book covers all of the history, politics and excitement of the first men to see the dark side of the moon. There are plenty of dangers and discoveries of the first flight to the moon that are documented in this book. The pictures are a great to help us understand all that made this such an important space flight. It definitely made all the following Apollo missions possible. What an amazing story of such courageous people and how they changed this world and the way we see it and the moon. Loved it!

Review by Merri Rygg, Truman Elementary Library
Rating: ★★★★★ (5 stars)
Interest Level: Grades 4-12

Apollo 8: The Mission that Changed Everything
Written by Martin W. Sandler
Candlewick Press
159 pages
Release Date: September 19, 2018
A review copy was provided by the publisher.

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