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 (she/her) has written over thirty books for young readers, including poetry, prose, fiction and nonfiction. Her recent books include Cub's Big World, which School Library Journal called "a big must-have and Deadly Flowers: A Ninja's Tale, which Booklist called "genuinely thrilling. She lives in Portland, Maine. You can visit her online at

Chelsea Clinton (she/her) is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of She Persisted, She Persisted Around the World, She Persisted in Sports, She Persisted in Science, Don't Let Them Disappear, It's Your World and Start Now!, as well as Grandma's Gardens and The Book of Gutsy Women, which she wrote with Hillary Clinton, and Governing Global Health with Devi Sridhar. Chelsea earned a master's degree in public health from Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, where she is now an adjunct assistant professor, and a PhD in international relations from Oxford University. She is also the Vice Chair of the Clinton Foundation, where she works on many initiatives, including those that help empower the next generation of leaders. She lives in New York City with her husband, Marc, their three children and their dog, Soren.
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Rockridge Press
Publication date
August 20, 2020
The Story Of

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