Stars and Galaxies

Stars and Galaxies

by Isabel Thomas
     
 

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What is an asterism?

Why are some stars different colors?

What happens when a star dies?

Read this book to find out the answers to these questions and more. The books in the Astronaut Travel Guides series take you on a virtual journey through our solar system, and beyond. Discover the facts about your destination, as well as information on what you need to

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Overview

What is an asterism?

Why are some stars different colors?

What happens when a star dies?

Read this book to find out the answers to these questions and more. The books in the Astronaut Travel Guides series take you on a virtual journey through our solar system, and beyond. Discover the facts about your destination, as well as information on what you need to take with you, and who you might choose to come along. You can even read exclusive interviews with a real astronaut and astronomer to learn tips for studying and living in space!

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 3–6—This series takes readers on an imaginary trip through the universe. Nicely paced conversational texts deliver full descriptions about "What's Out There?" and instructions for how to prepare for the journey, including how to train and what to bring. The history of previous exploratory ventures is detailed, and information about what space scientists hope to discover in the future is covered. Sidebars providing interesting facts and profiles are sprinkled liberally throughout, and clear photographs and illustrations enhance every page. Interviews with a variety of astronauts, scientists, etc. are also included. Each book concludes with a map of the solar system, a "Fact File" page, a "Find Out More" section, and other back matter. These volumes truly capture the excitement and adventure of space travel and will attract both browsers and report writers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781410945822
Publisher:
Heinemann-Raintree
Publication date:
07/01/2012
Series:
Astronaut Travel Guides
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
10.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
960L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

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Meet the Author

Isabel Thomas studied Human Sciences at Oxford University before working in the wonderful world of children's publishing. She has written dozens of books for children and teenagers, and is a trained literacy tutor. Isabel lives in Cambridge, UK, with her husband and three rambunctious sons.

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