Farthest from the Sun: The Planet Neptune by Nancy Loewen, Jeffrey J. Yesh |, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Farthest from the Sun: The Planet Neptune

Farthest from the Sun: The Planet Neptune

by Nancy Loewen, Jeff Yesh
     
 

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Don't bother searching the night sky for Neptune without a telescope. It's the only planet that can't be seen with the naked eye. Explore the planet farthest from the sun in this book about Neptune.

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Don't bother searching the night sky for Neptune without a telescope. It's the only planet that can't be seen with the naked eye. Explore the planet farthest from the sun in this book about Neptune.

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Children's Literature - Barbara L. Talcroft
With its large square pages and poster-bright pictures, the "Amazing Science: Planet" series is designed to have maximum visual appeal for young space explorers. It largely succeeds, presenting quite a bit of information about each planet in nine double-page spreads (liberally sprinkled with "Fun Facts" boxes) that show sizes, composition, surfaces, orbits, rotations, and something about each planet's exploration. Readers are introduced to Neptune through its discovery, when scientists used math to predict its position. Pictures and text explain remote Neptune's huge size and icy temperatures, its fiery core, and a year that's nearly 165 Earth-years long. Kids will learn that scientists are especially interested in watching Triton, Neptune's largest moon, which has geyser-like eruptions and orbits in the opposite direction to the twelve others, because it may one day break apart or crash. Suggesting flat acrylic paintings, Yesh's illustrations are actually created using digital media. Though not realistic in style, their brilliant colors on dark backgrounds make them eye-catching, often glowing, and sometimes action-filled, as in a depiction of Neptune's moons racing in different directions. Loewen suggests a simple science project to demonstrate the effects of surface atmosphere on the apparent brightness of a planet. Includes a glossary, a short bibliography of children's books about the planet, and a few more Neptune facts, such as that Voyager 2 photographed a dark spot on Neptune that has since disappeared. This lively series should be fun for budding astronomers; who knows, it might also inspire some planetary poetry or astronomical art. Reviewer: Barbara L. Talcroft

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781404839649
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
04/01/2008
Series:
Amazing Science: Planets Series
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.09(d)
Age Range:
5 - 9 Years

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Meet the Author

Nancy Loewen has published many books for kids. She’s a two-time Minnesota Book Award finalist (Four to the Pole and The LAST Day of Kindergarten) and the recipient of a Distinguished Achievement Award from the Association of Educational Publishers (Writer’s Toolbox series). She holds an MFA from Hamline University in St. Paul. Nancy has two children and lives near Minneapolis. To learn more, visit www. nancyloewen.com.

Jeff Yesh is a freelance illustrator and graphic designer whose award-winning work has been featured in multiple children's books. As a freelance artist, he splits his time illustrating both fiction and non-fiction works enjoyed by all ages, in addition to designing material for a wide variety of clients in the advertising and sports industries. Born and raised in Indiana, Jeff graduated from Indiana State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design. Based in Carmel, Indiana, Jeff enjoys being active outdoors and spending time with his wife and two daughters.

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