Comets

Comets

by Nick Hunter
     
 

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This book looks at comets, exploring what they are, where they come from, what people thought of them in the past, and how we study comets today. A fun activity is provided along with tips for spotting comets. Beautiful photographs and simple text help to engage readers and aid their understanding.

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This book looks at comets, exploring what they are, where they come from, what people thought of them in the past, and how we study comets today. A fun activity is provided along with tips for spotting comets. Beautiful photographs and simple text help to engage readers and aid their understanding.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Sylvia Firth
As the first title in the “The Night Sky and Other Amazing Sights in Space” series, young readers are introduced to many facts about comets. The two page chapters cover a wide range of topics that includes a definition of comets, their origin, what they are made of and how comets are discovered. Information is also included on comets crashing into planets and on Halley’s Comet. There is also an explanation of the spacecraft called Deep Impact that photographed comet Hartley 2 and gathered information on the center of Tempel 1. Clear photographs and factual inserts on each page add to the general usefulness of the book. The final chapter is a fairly easy experiment for measuring space. A glossary that defines words found in bold type in the text is included along with an index and bibliography. A listed web site that has been checked by the publishing staff is also added. Elementary school teachers needing material should find this a good tool for introducing boys and girls to the interesting topic of comets. Purchase is recommended. Reviewer: Sylvia Firth; Ages 6 to 8.
School Library Journal
11/01/2013
Gr 2–4—Hunter will turn plenty of readers into enthusiastic sky watchers with these introductions to some of the heavens' more easily observed phenomena. Leaving the brightly colored sky and space photos and /or illustrations on every page to supply the drama-which they do, in abundance-he offers particularly clear, matter-of-fact descriptions of what stars and comets are made of, what causes both solar and lunar eclipses and auroras, and, in brief, what our ancestors thought of these wonders. Each volume closes with a doable, relevant enrichment activity and a modest handful of leads to further information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781432975197
Publisher:
Heinemann-Raintree
Publication date:
07/01/2013
Series:
Night Sky: And Other Amazing Sights in Space Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
NC800L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 9 Years

Meet the Author

Nick Hunter has written many non-fiction books for children. He has a degree in Modern History and specializes in writing about history and social studies.

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