First Boy on the Moon
Richard Holeman, author
This is a story for boys...and for girls, too, of course, but mostly it's a story for grown-ups who can't remember - or can't forget - when a best friend was like a brother, a promise was forever and the neighborhood where you lived was a world all your very own. Tag along with ten-year-old Richie and his gang of neighborhood friends as he experiences the most joyous and heartbreaking months of his young life - a long season of love, loss, friendship and mystery, played out over the last great American summer of 1976. First Boy on the Moon is a loving, nostalgic memoir of childhood, the mythology of a boy and a timeless legend of summer. Fireworks and fireflies, carnivals and cookouts, bicycle witches and bullies - a story to remind you that, of all the times of your life, there is none so brief or eternal as the summer days when you were young.