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

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

by Dean Robbins

Illustrations by Sean Rubin

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September 2019

ISBN: 9781338259537

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!

 
  • ISBN: 9781338259537
    Format: Print Book
    Edition: Hardcover edition
    Publisher: Orchard Books
    Page Count: 40
    Trim Size: 9" x 12"
    Genre: Nonfic
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