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Children's Fiction Exploration & Discovery

I Want to Go to the Moon

by (author) Tom Saunders

illustrated by Cynthia Nugent

Simply Read Books
Initial publish date
Jun 2012
Exploration & Discovery
Recommended Age
3 to 7
Recommended Grade
p to 2
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Jun 2012
    List Price

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From the time when young Neil Armstrong took his first small steps and spoke his first words, he wanted to travel into space. Although everyone told him it was impossible, he never gave up. Tom Saunders' song tells the story of Armstrong's life, concluding with the day he made that world-changing "giant leap." In this book, Saunders' poetic, inspiring lyrics are brought to life by the illustrations of award-winning Cynthia Nugent. A CD of the song is also included.

About the authors

Tom Saunders' profile page

Cynthia Nugent
is a nationally recognized and award-winning children's book author and illustrator. Her first book, Mister Got to Go, is now considered a Canadian classic. All of her books have been on the Canadian Children's Book Centre's Our Choice lists. She also makes book trailers and apps and has animated several Tradewind titles. Cynthia lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, with her Yorkshire terrier Emma.

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Cynthia Nugent's profile page

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