I am Neil Armstrong
Author: Brad Meltzer
Illustrator: Christopher Eliopoulos
Age range: 5-8
Reviewer: Jeanette Perkins aka Beeba
I am Neil Armstrong is the perfect way to introduce your grand to the first man who walked on the moon. You can share with them where you were on that fateful day in July 1969. This book is from the series Ordinary People Change the World. This friendly, fun biography series focuses on the traits that made our heroes great–the traits that kids can aspire to in order to live heroically themselves.
This book gives us a glimpse into Armstrong’s childhood and his early experiences that led him to fall in love with planes and later space travel. From there, we learn about his education as an engineer and entry into the space program. At the back of the book, Meltzer has included some candid photos of Armstrong and an excellent timeline of his life.
About the author:
Brad Meltzer is the author of the New York Times bestselling Ordinary People Change the World series for children, as well as six New York Times bestselling thrillers for adults: The Tenth Justice, Dead Even, The First Counsel, The Millionaires, The Zero Game, and The Book of Fate. He is also the #1 bestselling author of the critically acclaimed comic books Identity Crisis and Justice League of America, and is the co-creator of the TV series Jack & Bobby. A graduate of the University of Michigan and Columbia Law School, he lives in Florida. To learn more, visit bradmeltzer.com.
About the Illustrator:
Christopher Eliopoulos began his illustration career as a letterer for Marvel and has worked on thousands of comics, including Franklin Richards: Son of a Genius, Pet Avengers, and Cow Boy, all of which he wrote and illustrated. He is the illustrator of the New York Times–bestselling Ordinary People Change the World series of picture book biographies. He lives in New Jersey with his wife and their identical twin sons.
About the reviewer:
Jeanette Perkins is the grandmother of two adorable grandsons. She lives in beautiful St Pete Beach, FL. Jeanette is a product reviewer for GRAND and is looking forward to reviewing lots of new and useful products for all us grandparents.
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