A New York Times Bestseller!
A heartwarming story of a friendship-seeking moon that also celebrates the extraordinary 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing!
From high up in the sky, the Moon has spent her whole life watching Earth and hoping for someone to visit. Dinosaurs roam, pyramids are built, and boats are made, but still no one comes. Will friends ever come visit her?
One day a spaceship soars from Earth...and so does her heart.
Includes bonus educational pages about the moon mission!
About the Author
Susanna Leonard Hill is theNew York Timesbestselling author ofMoon's First Friends, as well as many other award-winning books for children. She does frequent school and library visits, teaches picture book writing, and offers picture book critiques. She lives in New York's Mid-Hudson Valley with her children and two rescue dogs.
Elisa Paganelli attended the Art Institute in Modena and the illustration course at IED European Institute of Design in Turin, Italy, and has worked as a creative designer since she was a young student. Over the years, she has run a design shop and studio, received awards as a young female entrepreneur, and today works as an illustrator full time from her office accompanied by her dogs and cats.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I don't want to give away too much, but trust me when I say you have to read this story. It will forever be on your list of books to read over and over. If you want a lesson in writing a picture book for the price of a book, then look no further. You have it in this moon book. Susanna has much to teach in character development and in writing in kidspeak (even for NF). What a fun book to read with your child. The moon just wants a friend, after all. And such a fresh telling of the moon landing. Susanna's best work yet. Creative nonfiction and it even has a QR code with Neil Armstrong. The art is simply beautiful. Buy this for the little moon lover on your list. You'll be so glad you did.
The moon wants friends to visit her. She watches and waits patiently as the beings on Earth develop until finally, humans engineer a way to reach her. Moon’s First Friends: One Giant Leap for Friendship offers an imaginative perspective on the Apollo 11 moon landing, along with plenty of factual and fascinating nonfiction back matter. The book is a terrific introduction for future aerospace engineers!