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Earthrise

Apollo 8 and the Photo That Changed the World

by James Gladstone, illustrated by Christy Lundy

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discoveries, media studies, astronomy, 20th century
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ISBN:9781771473163
publisher: Owlkids Books Inc.
Description

1968 was a year of unrest: many nations were at war. People marched for peace, fairness, and freedom. At the same time, the Apollo 8 crew was about to go farther into space than anyone had gone before—to the moon.

As they surveyed the moon’s surface, astronauts aboard Apollo 8 looked up just when Earth was rising out of the darkness of space. They saw the whole planet—no countries, no borders. The photograph they took, Earthrise, had a profound effect when published widely back on Earth, galvanizing the environmental movement, changing the way people saw our single, fragile home planet, and sparking hope during a year of unrest.

This important and timely picture book is publishing to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 8 mission, telling the story behind the photograph, both inside the spaceship and back on Earth. Text includes dialogue pulled from NASA’s Apollo 8 transcript, drawing readers into the iconic moment Earth was photographed from space. An author’s note at the end explains more about the photograph, the Apollo 8 mission, and how Earthrise went on to inspire Earth Day.

About the Authors

James Gladstone is an editor and author of books for children, whose frequent visits to Allan Gardens in Toronto inspired Turtle Pond. He has also written the picture book When Planet Earth Was New, illustrated by Katherine Diemert. James lives in Toronto.

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CHRISTY LUNDY enjoys exploring the relationship between characters and their environment in her work. She designs locations and creates background paintings for children’s animated shows, as well as doing editorial illustrations for a wide variety of clients. Earthrise is her first children’s book. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
4 to 8
Grade:
2 to 5
Awards
  • , A Junior Library Guild Selection

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