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The Sun (revised edition)
     

The Sun (revised edition)

by Seymour Simon
 

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In this completely updated edition of The Sun featuring beautiful full-color photographs, Seymour Simon presents a fascinating introduction to the star that is the center of our Solar System. Young readers will love exploring the wonders of the sun, from the constant nuclear explosions at its core to the sea of boiling gases that forms its surface.

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In this completely updated edition of The Sun featuring beautiful full-color photographs, Seymour Simon presents a fascinating introduction to the star that is the center of our Solar System. Young readers will love exploring the wonders of the sun, from the constant nuclear explosions at its core to the sea of boiling gases that forms its surface.

Seymour Simon knows how to explain science to kids and make it fun. He was a teacher for more than twenty years, has written more than 250 books, and has won multiple awards.

This book includes an author's note, glossary, and index and supports the Common Core Learning Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) standards.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
10/01/2015
Gr 3–6—This edition, revised and updated from its 1986 predecessor, takes readers to Earth's closest star, the sun. While much of the content remains the same as the previous edition, an author's note, glossary, index, and short list of four "Read More About It" websites has been added. Simon has revised points and offered further details on sun activity. For instance, Pluto is now listed as a dwarf planet. Although Simon has removed statements of uncertainty that have been clarified over the last nearly three decades, he still emphasizes that we do not know everything about the sun ("scientists are pretty sure that the (invisible) magnetic field loops back."). However, most impressive are the photographs and diagrams, which have all been updated, many of which are from NASA and provide greater detail and more clarity than those of the original version. VERDICT Fascinating photographs and revised text make this work a necessary update for library collections.—Meaghan Darling, Long Hill Township Public Library, Gillette, NJ

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062345059
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
09/01/2015
Edition description:
Updated
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
274,149
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
6 - 10 Years

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Meet the Author

Seymour Simon has been called “the dean of the [children’s science book] field” by the New York Times. He has written more than 300 books for young readers and has received the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Lifetime Achievement Award for his lasting contribution to children’s science literature, the Science Books & Films Key Award for Excellence in Science Books, the Empire State Award for excellence in literature for young people, and the Educational Paperback Association Jeremiah Ludington Award. He and his wife, Liz, live in Columbia County in Upstate New York. You can visit him online at www.seymoursimon.com, where students can post on the “Seymour Science Blog” and educators can download a free four-page teacher guide to accompany this book, putting it in context with Common Core objectives. Join the growing legion of @seymoursimon fans on Twitter!

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