- Age Range: 7 - 10 years
- Grade Level: 3 - 5
- Hardcover: 32 pages
- Publisher: Charlesbridge (July 1, 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1570916160
- ISBN-13: 978-1570916168
- Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.5 x 11 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,105,351 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Faraway Worlds Hardcover – July 1, 2004
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Gr. 3-6. In 1995 the wobble of a distant star led astronomers to deduce the existence of a planet beyond our solar system. Presenting the story of extrasolar planets in a relatively short, clearly written text, Halpern discusses how scientists identify and study these planets and in what ways they resemble those already known. Made with computers, colored pencils, and acrylics, Cook's striking artwork creates clear images of our own solar system and richly colored, imaginative scenes of worlds never seen. The last page includes a brief glossary and index as well as two suggested Web sites. A good addition to astronomy collections, this is an intriguing topic about which little has been published for children. Carolyn Phelan
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In the past decade, astronomers have discovered more than a hundred new planets beyond the solar system. This accessible book for children introduces them to some of the strange new worlds detected, and helps them understand the ways scientists have found these planets. Spectacular imagery rendered by renowned artist Lynette Cook well complements the vivid astronomical descriptions. Astronomy for kids has never been more fun!