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The Story of Space

Written by Catherine Barr, Steve Williams

Illustrated by Amy Husband

Part of the Story of... Series

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LoveReading View on The Story of Space

The story of space is told with all the drama and excitement it merits but clearly and simply for the youngest readers. Over forty colourful pages readers travel through billions of years of history from moments before the Big Bang to the formation of the Sun and our planets, the development of life on Earth and to mankind’s gradual exploration of space. Painted illustrations depict space and the planets nearest Earth in bright, bold colours, and two little astronauts are on hand to add helpful comments about the scenes that surround them.  This is mind-expanding stuff and this intriguing introduction to our universe should inspire a long-term fascination in young children.  ~ Andrea Reece



The Story of Space Synopsis

Before the Big Bang there was NOTHING AT ALL. No galaxies, no space, no light and no sound. Then suddenly, 13.8 billion years ago, IT ALL BEGAN...

This beautiful follow-up to The Story of Life is an exciting and informative guide to the history of our Universe. Travel back in time to the Big Bang, see galaxies and stars form, watch the birth of our planet and how life begins, join the first man on the moon, and wonder what mysteries are still waiting to be discovered.

Amy Husband’s glorious, graphic illustrations shimmer and sparkle throughout this striking book; and children will love to pour over each spread awash in swirls of colour and light. The text from Catherine Barr and Steve Williams is perfectly positioned for little readers, offering a well-thought out mix of exciting narrative and technical terms. Littered with interesting facts and thought-provoking questions, this is the style of book that encourages children and adults alike to absorb and re-tell the parts that fascinate them. The Story of Space has the dynamic feel of a real journey through the stars, and is sure to ignite a healthy interest in science, space and astronomy within little astronauts!

The Story of Space Press Reviews

‘Engaging, narrative non-fiction introduction to the Universe.’ ~ The Bookseller

Praise for The Story of Life:

‘An exciting and dramatic introduction to evolution for young children, written in consultation with the Natural History Museum.'    The Bookseller

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ISBN: 9781847807489
Publication date: 06/04/2017
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781847807489
Publication date: 6th April 2017
Author: Catherine Barr, Steve Williams
Illustrator: Amy Husband
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 40 pages
Suitable for: 5+ readers, 7+ readers
Genres: Fascinating Facts, Space

About Catherine Barr, Steve Williams

Catherine Barr studied Ecology at Leeds University and trained as a journalist. She worked at Greenpeace International for seven years as a wildlife and forestry campaigner and has a long-running interest in environmental issues. While working as an editor at the Natural History Museum, she researched and wrote two major summer exhibitions: Dinosaurs of the Gobi Desert and Myths and Monsters. She is now a partner in communications company bwa design. She lives on a hill near Hay-on-Wye in Herefordshire with her partner and two daughters. Follow her on Twitter and view her website.   Steve Williams is a ...

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