Haddon, Mark

Footprints on the Moon

(4) K-3 Illustrated by Christian Birmingham. Haddon recounts his boyhood experience of watching the Apollo moon landing. His lyrical third-person narrative captures the wonder of the time. Birmingham's fuzzy, luminous pastel illustrations match the nostalgic text, though the reminiscent perspective verges on self-indulgent and creates an odd distance between reader and story. Three wordless double-page spreads display the lunar landscape.


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