Orchard Books The Astronaut Who Painted the Moon: The True Story of Alan Bean Orchard Books The Astronaut Who Painted the Moon: The True Story of Alan Bean Orchard Books The Astronaut Who Painted the Moon: The True Story of Alan Bean Orchard Books The Astronaut Who Painted the Moon: The True Story of Alan Bean
Orchard Books The Astronaut Who Painted the Moon: The True Story of Alan Bean Orchard Books The Astronaut Who Painted the Moon: The True Story of Alan Bean Orchard Books The Astronaut Who Painted the Moon: The True Story of Alan Bean Orchard Books The Astronaut Who Painted the Moon: The True Story of Alan Bean

The Astronaut Who Painted the Moon: The True Story of Alan Bean

By Dean Robbins

$17.99

Publication Date: May 28, 2019

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Ages 4 to 8, Grades P to 3

 

Journey to the moon on the Apollo 12 mission with Alan Bean, the fourth astronaut to walk on the lunar surface and the only artist to paint its beauty firsthand!

As a boy, Alan wanted to fly planes. As a young navy pilot, Alan wished he could paint the view from the cockpit.

 

So he took an art class to learn patterns and forms. But no class could prepare him for the beauty of the lunar surface some 240,000 miles from Earth.

 

In 1969, Alan became the fourth man and first artist on the moon. He took dozens of pictures, but none compared to what he saw through his artistic eyes.

 

When he returned to Earth, he began to paint what he saw. Alan's paintings allowed humanity to experience what it truly felt like to walk on the moon.

 

Journalist and storyteller Dean Robbins's tale of this extraordinary astronaut is masterful, and artist Sean Rubin's illustrations are whimsical and unexpected.

 

With back matter that includes photos of the NASA mission, images of Alan's paintings, and a timeline of lunar space travel, this is one adventure readers won't want to miss!

 

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