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For thousands of years, the Moon has been the one thing in the night sky that everyone anywhere on our planet recognises. Trace the story of the Moon around the world and through history, from ancient legends about its creation, to its first sighting through a telescope, right up until the Apollo 11 mission and the first Moon landing in 1969.

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Key Stage
ISBN: 9781474950848
Extent: 32 pages
Dimensions: 290 x 240mm
Diana Toledano

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Laura Cowan

Laura studied literature at Cambridge and more literature at Trinity College Dublin. This means she’s read a lot of books, which helps when writing them. Before joining Usborne, she taught English in Barcelona for four years, as well as in Dublin and Cambridge. She now lives in East London with some plants and a lot of vintage clothes.

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“Brimming with fun and fascinating facts, questions and answers, myths and mysteries, and the exciting history of mankind’s race through space to land on the Moon, this is a wonderful introduction to our amazing, faraway Moon.”


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