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School Library Journal Review
Gr 3-5-This unexceptional assignment title takes Armstrong from childhood to post-Apollo 11 festivities, glides over his next 30 years in 4 sentences, then concludes with lists of books and Web sites, a glossary, and a date chart. The hero worship is unalloyed, and the full-color photos, to which the text clearly takes second fiddle, are big, bright, and, often, either tangential or straight filler. Consider this only as a secondary purchase, after Carmen Bredeson's Neil Armstrong (Enslow, 1998), Anita Ganeri's Neil Armstrong (Thameside, 1999), or any of several other recent picture biographies.-John Peters, New York Public Library (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Horn Book Review
Each of the formulaic biographies in this series briefly examines its subjectÆs life. Poor editing, a disjointed text, and lack of follow-through on various statements mar the volumes. Quote boxes and average-quality black-and-white and color photos illustrate the texts. Timelines are included. Bib., glos., ind. [Review covers these titles: [cf2]Bill Gates; Queen Elizabeth II; Martin Luther King, Jr.; Neil Armstrong[cf1].] (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.