The Story of Neil Armstrong (The Story Of)

by Sarah L Thomson (Author)

The Story of Neil Armstrong (The Story Of)
Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade
Series: The Story Of

Help kids ages 6 to 9 discover the life of Neil Armstrong―a story about working hard and achieving the impossible

Neil Armstrong became the first person ever to step foot on the moon. Before he flew space missions and made history with his moon landing, Neil was a curious kid who loved putting together model airplanes. He dreamed about pushing the boundaries of flight and studied hard in school to achieve his goals.

Explore how Neil went from being a young boy growing up in Ohio to one of the most famous astronauts in the entire world (and beyond!). How will his can-do attitude and strong dedication inspire you?

The Story of Neil Armstrong includes:

  • Test your knowledge―Make sure you understand the story of Neil's life with a fun quiz.
  • Visual timeline―Watch Neil Armstrong progress from curious kid to famous astronaut.
  • Word definitions―Find a helpful glossary with some of the more advanced words and ideas in the book.

You, too, can reach for the stars and do the impossible―just like Neil Armstrong!

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Sarah L Thomson
Sarah L. Thomson has published more than forty books, including award-winning prose for children and young adults, fiction and nonfiction, picture books and novels. Her work includes poetry for the youngest readers as well as nonfiction about gorillas, sharks, plesiosaurs, saber-toothed cats, and other fascinating creatures. Sarah lives in Portland, Maine and she invites you to visit her at

Charles Santoso has illustrated many books, including Dandy by Ame Dyckman, I Don't Like Koala! by Sean Ferrell, the New York Times bestseller Wishtree by Katherine Applegate, and Ida, Always by Caron Levis. He moves between different countries to live and work but calls Sydney, Australia home. He invites you to visit him at
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Rockridge Press
Publication date
August 20, 2020
The Story Of
BISAC categories
JNF007020 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Historical
JNF007090 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Science & Technology
Library of Congress categories

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