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Solar System: A Journey to the Planets and Beyond (3-D Explorer) Hardcover – August 11, 2009

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From the 3-D Exploration series, this large-format book offers a highly illustrated introduction to the solar system. Rather than the usual planet-by-planet tour with boxes of fast facts, the book combines a more general approach to the solar system with a few instances of more focused, detailed treatments. For example, Mars is mentioned twice on the double-page spread showing all the planets and in several sentences on the spread featuring the four inner planets. More detail is given in the “Landing on Mars” spread, which features a pop-up image of a Mars Rover ready for action, a paragraph of information, and 10 small, captioned pictures. Nicely designed, the book includes a good mix of photos and original illustrations. While students will prefer more traditional books for research, the five pop-up scenes give this one undeniable appeal for browsing. Grades 4-7. --Carolyn Phelan

About the Author

Ian Graham is an experienced author of illustrated nonfiction books on a wide range of topics, including aviation and spaceflight. In 25 years, he has written more than 200 books and numerous magazine articles.

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 7 and up
  • Grade Level: 1 and up
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Silver Dolphin Books; Ina Pop edition (August 11, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1592237584
  • ISBN-13: 978-1592237586
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 12 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #606,597 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By chris houser on January 2, 2014
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Bought this for my 7 year old who has been asking for a book about astronomy. She really likes it. The illustrations are beautiful and it is very informative. Only complaint is we wish it was a longer book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Wallachick on January 16, 2015
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This is an absolutely gorgeous and educational book. It is just fascinating and the children who read it are mesmerized. I highly recommend this book over many other solar system books for young children. Wow!
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By Kristy on May 11, 2015
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My son is 5 and was assigned a space project for his pre-k class. I ordered this book because for some reason pop-up books always seem to stoke his interest more than a traditional illustrated book does. I found myself enjoying this book as much as he did and now know more space facts than I did when I was in school. I would highly recommend this for any child space enthusiast or for any parent wanting to get their child interested in astronomy.
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By Jose on November 28, 2014
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Good information for my son.
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