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The Sea of Tranquility Paperback – 1 Oct 2008

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  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Age Range: 4 - 6 years
  • Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks; New edition edition (1 Oct. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007274769
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007274765
  • Product Dimensions: 25.9 x 0.2 x 26.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 18 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 441,192 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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‘A touching recollection, evocatively illustrated, of a child’s-eye view of the moon and the excitement and wonder he felt when the first moon landing took place.’ Guardian

‘It is back to July 16 1969 for Mark Haddon’s The Sea of Tranquility. Apollo II’s giant leap for mankind is re-lived through the wondering imagination of a small boy and Christian Birmingham’s dream-like celestial pastels. ‘Financial Times

‘The deliciously enchanting text is complemented by Christian Birmingham’s exquisite pastel illustrations, which capture the awe and mystery that the moon had for this small boy.’ Books for Keeps

The extraordinary dream quality of the illustrations … give this book a real feel of awe and wonder. A terrific book…’ Junior Education

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Onse upon a time there was a little boy who dreamed of flying to the moon. At night he would sit at his bedroom window, staring through his Dad's binoculars, and wonder what it would be like to walk across the Sea of Tranquility. He hoped that one day the astronauts would find a way to land there. And then, one cloudless night, they did…

"A touching recollection, evocatively illustrated, of a child's-eye view of the moon and the excitement and wonder he felt when the first mon landing took place." 'The Guardian'

--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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