A Journey Through: Space by Steve Parker

A Journey Through: Space

Written by Steve Parker
Illustrated by John Haslam

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A good first introduction to space, this book provides answers to questions children often ask, such as how big is the universe and how many stars are there in the Milky Way? Starting with information on how to get into space, and the planets nearest to Earth, it continues to cover the whole solar system. Language and explanations are clear and child-friendly, and author Steve Parker often relates what he is talking about to things children will be familiar with, so the surface of the sun at 6000 degrees Celsius is described as being 25 times hotter than a home oven, while we’re told that the Hubble Space Telescope is the size of a school bus. Full of information, this will inspire children to think about our solar system and what lies beyond it. ~ Andrea Reece


A Journey Through: Space by Steve Parker

Take a journey from your doorstep into outer space! Zoom through the Solar System, discovering satellites, comets and asteroids along the way. Explore craters on Mars, moon-hop around Jupiter, and get a close-up view of Saturn's amazing rings. Just don't travel too close to the Sun!

Packed with lively illustrations to reveal our amazing universe, this book is perfect for a parent and child to read together or to explore independently.

The new A Journey Through titles also include: Human Body.

Download a poster of space and our solar system here!


This is a journey through space for anyone who loves star gazing or who wants to be an astronaut or is interested in plnets and the world beyond our own - journey through the solar system to discover many secrets. Early Years Educator

About the Author

STEVE PARKER is an award-winning science author for children and adults. After gaining a degree in Zoology and working at the Natural History Museum, Steve moved into educational publishing and has now written more than 300 titles. He is a Senior Scientific Fellow of the Zoological Society of London. JOHN HASLAM has been working as an illustrator for most of his professional life. John worked in advertising for 10 years and worked on various projects including TV storyboards, to illustrating for all kinds of accounts from Pritt Stick (the Pritt Stick Man was his invention), to comic pages such as Danger Mouse, Disney and Transformers.

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48 pages
Interest Age: From 5


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QED Publishing

Publication date

15th October 2015




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