When Is a Planet Not a Planet?: The Story of Pluto

When Is a Planet Not a Planet?: The Story of Pluto

by Elaine Scott

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When Is a Planet Not a Planet?: The Story of Pluto by Elaine Scott


Space and planets are topics of endless fascination to kids and part of every grade-school curriculum. Yet because of the history-making reassignment of Pluto from “planet” to “dwarf planet” on August 24, 2006, all books on the solar system are now out of date.
Enter When is a Planet Not a Planet? The Story of Pluto by Elaine Scott, an esteemed writer of non-fiction for children. Scott is the first to put the answer to the title question into terms simple enough for a very young audience to understand, based upon the new definitions determined by the International Astronomical Union.
Well-researched and accompanied by large, awe-inspiring photographs and paintings, this exciting new book makes clear what astronomers have argued about for decades.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780618898329
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 08/20/2007
Edition description: None
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 10.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: 980L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 - 12 Years

About the Author


Elaine Scott is often praised for making complicated scientific concepts accessible for young readers. She is the author of Our Moon: New Discoveries About Earth's Closest Companion, Space, Stars, and the Beginning of Time, and many other books on space and other topics. She lives in Houston, Texas. Visit her online at www.elainescott.com.

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