John Rocco

What: We are thrilled to launch John Rocco's newest book How We Got to the Moon: The People, Technology, and Daring Feats of Science Behind Humanity's Greatest Adventure. John will be in conversation with Apollo engineers Steve Coester and J. Harvey LeBlancThis event will take place on Blue Willow's Facebook Live stream.

When: Wednesday, October 7, 2020, 5:00pm Central time

We work hard to bring events to our community for free, because connecting readers with authors is central to our mission. But these programs are not free for us to put on! If you’re interested in attending this event, we hope you’ll consider purchasing a copy of How We Got to the Moon: The People, Technology, and Daring Feats of Science Behind Humanity's Greatest Adventure from our bookshop. If you do, we'll include a bookplate signed by the author for you to place in your book! It's our way of saying "thanks." Your support is critical to keeping us here and offering events like this, and we hope to do that for many years to come! 

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About the Author:

JOHN ROCCO is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of many acclaimed books for children, including Blackout, recipient of the Caldecott Honor. Rocco has illustrated the covers for Rick Riordan's internationally bestselling series Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, and The Trials of Apollo. He also created the illustrations for the #1 New York Times bestsellers Percy Jackson's Greek Gods and Percy Jackson's Greek Heroes. Before making children's books, Rocco spent many years as creative director for Walt Disney Imagineering. If he couldn't make books, he would like to work as an engineer for NASA. He hopes this book will serve as his application. Rocco lives in Rhode Island with his wife, daughter, and several demanding animals. To find out more, visit roccoart.com, or follow him on Twitter at @johnroccoart and on Instagram at @johnrocco.

Ordering:

Payment type must be "CreditCard." Shipping will be charged if you want the book shipped to you. If you'd prefer to use our curbside pickup program, we ask that you please collect your book(s) within one month of the event date. After that date, your book will be donated to a Houston-based literacy organization.

International shipping will be $35.00.

Event date: 
Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - 5:00pm
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How We Got to the Moon: The People, Technology, and Daring Feats of Science Behind Humanity's Greatest Adventure Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9780525647416
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - October 6th, 2020

LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD • YALSA EXCELLENCE IN NONFICTION FINALIST • A ROBERT F. SIBERT HONOR BOOK