“An easy-to-follow and alluring narrative . . . instructive and captivating.”—School Library Journal What would it be like to travel to Mars? Find out, in this incredible book, written in coordination with the world-famous American Museum of Natural History. Perhaps no planet has stirred our imagination more than Mars. And this book, based on the American Museum of Natural History's exhibit “Beyond Planet Earth: The Future of Space Exploration,” provides an extraordinary introduction to the Red Planet. Through breathtaking images from NASA, and information sent to Earth from satellites, budding astronomers and astronauts can explore Mars’s climate and features—and find out what it would take for a human to travel there.
About the Author
Mary Kay Carson is an award-winning children's nonfiction author who has written more than 40 books for kids about wildlife, space, weather, nature, and history. Her many books in the Sterling Good Question series include Did It Really Start with a Snowball Fight?, How Many Planets Circle the Sun?, How Strong Is an Ant?, What Makes a Tornado Twist?, What Sank the World's Biggest Ship?, What Was Your Dream, Dr. King?, and Why Does Earth Spin? For the Sterling Biographies series, she wrote Alexander Graham Bell: Giving Voice to the World. Mary Kay gives presentations at schools about writing and her books. She lives in Cincinnati, OH. For more information go to marykaycarson.com.