So, where were you, forty years ago, when Neil Armstrong walked on the moon? I was but a twinkle in my daddy’s eye, as they say, so I can’t share my memories, but we hope you will. Sigrid had a fabulous stray fact for you: Neil Armstrong’s mother’s middle name was Moon. Thanks Sigrid! And now for five books about the moon:
- The Apollo 11 Moon Landing: 40th Anniversary Photographic Retrospective by Dennis R. Jenkins and Jorge R. Frank. Thank goodness cameras were already invented back then.
- Moonfire: The Epic Journey of Apollo 11 by Norman Mailer. Only 1969 copies of this photography book are to be printed.
- The Moon Watcher’s Companion: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about the Moon, and More by Donna Henes. A “fascinating compendium of lunar science, myth, folklore, poetry, curious facts, and old wives’ wisdom culled from cultures throughout the ages.” Quotation marks because I haven’t read it myself and can’t say true or false about that statement. As opposed to…
- Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd. A classic children’s bedtime story. Which I find quite sinister, it must be said. But then, I’m also one of those people that stopped reading Winnie the Pooh to my daughter halfway through, because we both just didn’t get it. We’re more the Roald Dahl set, I’m afraid.
- Fool Moon by Jim Butcher. Part 2 in the action-packed and fun Harry Dresden series. I sold the entire series to a lady yesterday, and she bought all 11 parts on the strength of one short story in Strange Brew. How cool is that!