People, children especially, have been baffled, bewildered, and even outraged by the fact that Pluto is no longer called a planet. Through whimsical artwork and an entertaining dialogue format, Pluto's Secret explains the true story of this distant world. Providing a history of the small, icy world from its discovery and naming to its recent reclassification, this book presents a fascinating look at how scientists organize and classify our solar system as they gain new insights into how it works and what types of things exist within it. The book includes a glossary and bibliography.
|Publisher:||Abrams, Harry N., Inc.|
|Sold by:||Barnes & Noble|
|File size:||8 MB|
|Age Range:||5 - 9 Years|
About the Author
Margaret A. Weitekamp, PhD, curates the National Air and Space Museum’s Social and Cultural Dimensions of Spaceflight collection. She lives in Burke, Virginia. David DeVorkin, PhD, is Senior Curator, History of Astronomy and the Space Sciences, at the Museum. He lives in Kensington, Maryland. Diane Kidd is an award-winning illustrator of children's books and is Early Childhood Manager at the Museum. She lives in Takoma Park, Maryland.
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Pluto's Secret: An Icy World's Tale of Discovery based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Book has attractive artwork, and combines a mix of fun storytelling and hard science. My 2 1/2 year old daughter liked the book, although it was pushing the limits of her interest. I'd highly recommend the book to kids 3-8.