Pluto's Secret An Icy World's Tale of Discovery by Margaret A. Weitekamp, David H. DeVorkin


Pluto's Secret An Icy World's Tale of Discovery by Margaret A. Weitekamp, David H. DeVorkin

A beautiful book explaining the planets and why Pluto is no longer part of them.


Praise for Pluto's Secret Pairing a lighthearted narrative in a hand-lettered-style typeface with informally drawn cartoon illustrations, this lively tale of astronomical revelations begins with the search for Planet X. Kirkus Reviews This picture book offers a fresh, positive perspective on Pluto, showing that its change of status is not a demotion but a correction. Booklist Light-hearted imagining of a gregarious Pluto. Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books Fun reading... The book provides a factual history of our faraway 'dwarf,

-like bands around other stars. School Library Journal Award New York Public Library's annual Children's Books list: 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing 2013.

About the Author

Margaret A. Weitekamp, PhD, curates the National Air and Space Museum's Social and Cultural Dimensions of Spaceflight collection. David DeVorkin, PhD, is Senior Curator, History of Astronomy and the Space Sciences, at the museum. Diane Kidd is an award-winning illustrator of children's books and is Early Childhood Manager at the museum.

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40 pages


Margaret A. Weitekamp, David H. DeVorkin
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Publication date

10th March 2015



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