The Universe

The Universe


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The Universe by Seymour Simon, Morrow Junior Books

Have you ever tried to imagine the vastness of the universe? There are as many stars in the universe as there are grains of sand on all the beaches of the world. The universe is everything that exists, now and in the past.

Once again, noted science writer Seymour Simon takes readers on a thrilling voyage into space, this time beyond our own Solar System and galaxy. First, Simon explores the beginnings of our universe, starting with the Big Bang, and discusses whether the universe is still expanding. As readers pore over each breathtaking photograph, they will marvel at how new stars are born and old stars die. Finally, they will learn about some of the most fascinating mysteries of the universe, including quasars and black holes.

Informative and entertaining, this is a book that will be treasured by young and old alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780688153021
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 04/28/1998
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 10.34(w) x 10.32(h) x 0.48(d)
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About 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, 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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