The Moon Over Star by Dianna Hutts Aston

The Moon Over StarThis book is a beautifully illustrated story of the first landing on the moon, and promising portrayal of a little girl’s dream of becoming an astronaut. The story takes place in the farming town of Star in 1969. Mae and her family live and work on the farm. They spend time in the evenings watching the night sky. She and her cousins pretend to ride in a rocket to the moon. Then one night while watching the sky with her grandfather, from the yard they see the TV in the house flash these words across the screen “LIVE FROM THE SURFACE OF THE MOON.” Mae gets goosebumps!

The Moon Over Star won a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Award for 2009. It pays tribute to the Apollo 11 moon landing and is a wonderful heartwarming read aloud of a child’s dream come true.

Posted by: Pat

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