Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Earthrise: Apollo 8 and the Photo That Changed the World - Book Review

Book Overview:

 EARTHRISE (Owlkids Books / October 15, 2018 / ages 4-8), is a gorgeously illustrated story behind the famous Earthrise photo taken in 1968. 

This book is perfectly timed for the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 8 mission, and tells the story both from the astronauts perspectives and through the eyes of those back on Earth. Back matter also includes NASA's Apollo 8 transcripts and context for how this renowned photograph went on to inspire Earth Day. 

My Review:

I'll be honest and admit I'm not sure I've heard of Apollo 8 and the photo that became so famous in 1968.  So, this book is the first to introduce me to those events.  Earthrise: Apollo 8 and the Photo That Changed the World is a hardback book with illustrations that take you back to that era.  The story tells of three astronauts whose mission was to go to the moon.  Millions of people were interested in finding out if the launch would be successful.  Those interested people were in awe of the sight of the crew so far out in space. 

While on the mission, the astronauts had the opportunity to take a color picture of Earth rising above the Moon.  That picture has become a powerful image that Earth "really is one world". 

This is an interesting book for children to get a glimpse of what the people experienced as spectators of the space mission, and of the astronauts themselves who captured the famous photograph.

I received book for review.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.


SueZH said...

Being 63 years old I can remember that mission. It was so magical to think that someone was truly on the moon. Still is!

Jackie said...

Sounds like an interesting book. I was only four at the time, so I'm not familiar with the whole mission. Can't believe it's been 50 years!