HEROES OF HISTORY
Alan Shepard: Higher and Faster
By Janet and Geoff Benge

Regular Price: $9.99
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SKU:  96415
Manufacturer Part #:  9781932096415
Alan Shepard gripped the abort handle and braced his feet against the capsule floor. Five, Four, Three... Don't screw up, he muttered. Two, One, Zero, Liftoff. Alan felt himself rising into the sky. He could scarcely believe it. The boy who grew up with a passion for flying was off on the ultimate flight -- to space!

Alan Shepard's boyhood fascination with flight led him from constructing model airplanes in his grandfather's basement to attaining national hero status in the race to space. Rooted in hard work and education, this pioneer's dreams of flight came true as he became not only the first American launched into space but, later, one of the privileged few to walk on the moon.

When he wasn't soaring above the clouds, astronaut Alan Shepard used his expertise to benefit others, raising money to fuel the dreams of science students and guiding NASA missions. The achievements of this high flyer -- America's "Lindbergh of Space" -- inspire all who dare to live their dreams (1923-1998).
 

Heroes of History
is a unique biography series that brings the shaping of history to life with the remarkable true stories of fascinating men and women who changed the course of history.
 
The stories of Heroes of History are told in an engaging narrative format, where related history, geography, government, and science topics come to life and make a lasting impression. This is a premier biography line for the entire family.
 
Pages: 240 (paperback)
Ages: 10+
 

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  • Publisher: YWAM PUBLISHING
  • ISBN: 9781932096415
  • SKU: 96415

Customer Reviews

(5.00) stars out of 5
# of Ratings: 1
1. on 5/31/2011, said:
5 stars out of 5
The book and unit study guide taught me a lot. I look forward to using them with YWAM's US History Curriculum plan on this website with my children. It is appropriate for 5th-8th graders. Reading level: 5th/6th grade. I enjoyed the book but struggled with how to respect this flawed man. The curriculum guide's questions helped me as an adult better understand the book and this man's life.
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