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Mike's discovery caused an uproar. Astronomers around the globe asked: What is a planet anyway? As a kid, Mike Brown gazed at his poster of the nine planets and wondered: Is there more out there? The hunt was on. This nonfiction picture book tells the story of astronomer Mike Brown, from his childhood, to his growing curiosity about our solar system, to his amazing discoveries.

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Overview

Mike's discovery caused an uproar. Astronomers around the globe asked: What is a planet anyway? As a kid, Mike Brown gazed at his poster of the nine planets and wondered: Is there more out there? The hunt was on. This nonfiction picture book tells the story of astronomer Mike Brown, from his childhood, to his growing curiosity about our solar system, to his amazing discoveries.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780873589260
  • Publisher: Cooper Square Publishing Llc
  • Publication date: 10/25/2007
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.42 (w) x 10.88 (h) x 0.43 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2008

    The story behind the science

    A great read! I really enjoyed how The Planet Hunter gets at the human story behind the headlines. For many people, Pluto's demotion was a very confusing event that still can't be easily explained. By focusing on Mike Brown, the man who's research changed Pluto's status, this book does a good job of navigating readers through the uproar the events caused and captures the spirit of scientific discovery. The sidebars give additional helpful information to let readers delve into the science a little deeper. All in all, a great book for helping kids 'and adults!' to understand what happened to Pluto.

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