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This inventive picture book upends the indignation of Pluto’s defenders with a simple story. “For as long as the solar system has been the solar system,” the icy little world we call Pluto has enjoyed dancing with its moons and spinning on its side in a tilted orbit. He was not happy when Percival Lowell announced the discovery of a ninth planet, a “GREAT BIG ONE,” though he did approve of the choice of Pluto as his name. He knew he was different from the planets, and he always wanted to be identified with his friends in the Kuiper belt. When astronomers finally declared him to be a “dwarf planet” or a “Kuiper belt object,” his reaction was “BINGO!” Created with ink, watercolors, and colored pencils, cheerful artwork illustrates the text. The back matter features well-captioned photos and straightforward information. Written by two curators at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, this picture book offers a fresh, positive perspective on Pluto, showing that its change of status is not a demotion but a correction. Grades 1-4. --Carolyn Phelan

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Praise for Pluto's Secret "Pairing a lighthearted narrative in a hand-lettered-style typeface with informally drawn cartoon illustrations, this lively tale of astronomical revelations begins with the search for Planet X." Kirkus Reviews "This picture book offers a fresh, positive perspective on Pluto, showing that its change of status is not a demotion but a correction." Booklist "Light-hearted imagining of a gregarious Pluto." Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books "Fun reading... The book provides a factual history of our faraway 'dwarf,' and on its companion icy worlds, and on the discovery of Kuiper-like bands around other stars." School Library Journal Award New York Public Library's annual Children's Books list: 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing 2013. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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  • Age Range: 6 - 9 years
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten - 4
  • Lexile Measure: 770L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Harry N. Abrams (March 12, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1419704230
  • ISBN-13: 978-1419704239
  • Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 0.5 x 10.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
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This book is marvellous in its simplicity, yet it provides all of the scientific information about Pluto. My 5 year old was fascinated by it!
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I saw this book at the Lowe Observatory, the observatory that first discovered and named Pluto in 1930. This book provides the background information for Pluto's change of classification and the process that scientists went through to finally define a planet. This book handles these topic in a way that is understandable for small children. I must have book for early childhood educators.
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My 7 year old loves this book. It answers all of her questions about Pluto, and even helped her feel better about Pluto's being "demoted".
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Pluto's Secret helps the young and old understand the reason scientists decided not to call Pluto a planet. Reading this book the first time I noticed the amazing illustrations. Each page shows a vivid picture which clearly goes along with the text. The story was well thought out and explained to all.
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Good kid's book (adults can enjoy it too). Pluto is still a planet in my universe! Should be in school libraries.
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