The Planets in Our Solar System

The Planets in Our Solar System

by Franklyn M. Branley
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The Planets in Our Solar System by Franklyn M. Branley

You live on Earth, so you already know a lot about it. But do you know about its place in out solar system? For instance, it's not the largest planet. If Jupiter were a hallow ball, 1,000 Earths would fit inside it. And did you know our planet Earth takes 365 days to go around the sun, while the planet Pluto takes 248 years?

This simple text by Franklyn M. Branely introduces the nine planets in our solar system and is complemented by Kevin O'Malley's full-color illustrations, which incorporate some of the newest space photographs available.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780590689328
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 01/01/1981
Series: Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science Series: Level 2
Pages: 31
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About the Author

Franklyn M. Branley was the originator of the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series and the author of close to 150 popular books about scientific topics for young readers of all ages. He was Astronomer Emeritus and former Chairman of the American Museum of Natural History-Hayden Planetarium.

Kevin O'Malley has illustrated many entertaining books for children, including Too Many Kangaroo Things to Do! By Stuart J. Murphy, Cinder Edna by Ellen Jackson, and his own Carl Caught a Flying Fish.

Kevin O'Malley lives in Baltimore, Maryland.

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Planets in Our Solar System 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
found it a little too wordy and the child (4yrs) to whom it was read, is very interested in the solar system.was losing interest toward the conclusion. Perhaps more geared to 5 year olds
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this book for my grandson who is just 3 months shy of turning 4. He is very intelligent and enjoyed our reading this book to him. After we read the book, we asked him questions about what we had read and it was amazing what he had absorbed and how well he understood it.
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mvh More than 1 year ago
The series is well written and easy for all ages to understand and enjoy while learning. I am so happy I sent them to my grandchildren. They truly listen intently and if they miss something or have a question......I have the correct information in front of me to help them understand.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
'The Planets in Our Solar System' is a fun way to teach children about the solar system. My students enjoyed all of the fun facts. Also check out ¿Arty the Part-Time Astronaut¿ which includes a CD. The two books made a great way to introduce the solar system to my class.