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Outer space is a mystery to many of us. We don’t get to go there, so we don’t know what there is to see. Those who can go beyond the sky are considered heroes to many of us. We had the chance to read To The Moon!: The True Story of the American Heroes on the Apollo 8 Spaceship by Jeffrey Kluger.
Growing up, I always loved looking up at the sky and wondering what it would be like to be up there. To be above the clouds and to see as far as my eyes could see. While I may never actually go above the clouds, reading To the Moon! I was able to see the steps that it takes to get there. But, not only that, but I was able to see the ups and downs that come with training to be an astronaut.
To the Moon! follows Frank Borman as he becomes an astronaut and eventually goes to the moon with Jim Lovell and Bill Anders. Before he could go to the moon, Borman had to make other flights that didn’t do much, besides testing the equipment and the men inside of them. While these flights seemed little at the time, it was needed to make the trip to the moon.
This novel has about 280 pages. While it is is a non-fiction story, it is written in a format that is easy to read. With all the information that is given, I am thankful that it is written in this format. It was not hard or tedious; rather it kept the kids and I wanting to know more.
If you enjoy learning more about the trips to the moon and how it took to get the men there, this book is for you. Not only will you be able to read about it, but you will also find pictures at the end of the book of the men and the events that took place during this story.