Did you know that the Moon is the only place in the universe where humans have stood, apart from Earth? Or that about 81 Moons could fit inside Earth? And did you know that scientists believe the Moon was once part of Earth―until another planet crashed into Earth, breaking off the giant piece of rock that became our Moon? These and dozens of other fascinating facts provide a perfect high-interest introduction to Earth's nearest space neighbor, The Moon. Filled with information perfectly suited to a second-grade audience, this accessible, high-impact book combines solid science, technology, and even math with up-to-the-minute information, odd and often quirky facts, and astounding space photography. It also provides plenty of surprises and teachable moments that will draw young children into a rewarding, kid-friendly reading experience.