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Postcards from Pluto: A Tour of the Solar System

Postcards from Pluto: A Tour of the Solar System

by Loreen Leedy

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Dr. Quasar takes a group from Mercury to Pluto.


Dr. Quasar takes a group from Mercury to Pluto.

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School Library Journal
Gr 1-3-A quick tour of the solar system from the author of Blast Off to Earth! (Holiday, 1992). Six young, ethnically diverse tourists, led by a robot named Dr. Quasar, travel to each planet in succession, and send their impressions back home on postcards addressed to appropriate towns-Sun Valley, Idaho (from the sun), Cupid City, New York (from Venus), Sideways, Michigan (from Uranus), etc. Leedy's large, very simple paintings of the planets are done in muted colors, and are suspended against a starry black backdrop. Stories superimposed on science picture books tend to have thin plots, and this one is no exception, but the author/artist selects intriguing facts and conveys them with clarity and humor. She supplies additional information in dialogue balloons. Use this to prepare readers for Franklyn M. Branley's Planets in Our Solar System (HarperCollins, 1987), or for the wealth of easy introductions to the subject illustrated with photographs.-John Peters, New York Public Library

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Holiday House, Inc.
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9.60(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.20(d)
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4 - 8 Years

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Loreen Leedy has written and illustrated more than thirty books for children, including Look at My Book and The Great Graph Contest, which School Library Journal praised as "exciting and energetic" in a starred review. She lives in central Florida.

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