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Next Stop Neptune: Experiencing the Solar Systemby Steve Jenkins
Synopses & Reviews
Did you know that on the asteroid Ceres you could jump six miles high? That on Pluto it gets so cold that the atmosphere freezes and falls to the ground as snow? Or that there is a volcano on Mars that is almost three times as tall as Mount Everest? Join astronomer Alvin Jenkins and illustrator Steve Jenkins as they take you on an incredible tour of our solar system. Filled with amazing facts about planets, moons, asteroids and everything in between — and some of what lies beyond — this book will take you on a journey you won't soon forget.
"Here is a book that will spark interest and keep kids poring over its stunning pages." Children's Literature
"A white font and brilliantly colored collages set on a black background make this a dramatic presentation also. A terrific experience indeed." Kirkus Reviews
Astronomer Alvin Jenkins and illustrator Steve Jenkins take readers on an incredible tour of the solar system. Filled with amazing facts about planets, moons, asteroids and everything in between, this book teaches young stargazers everything they need to know. Full color.
About the Author
Steve Jenkins is the acclaimed author and illustrator of numerous nonfiction books for young readers including The Top of the World: Climbing Mount Everest, winner of the 1999 Boston Globe - Horn Book Award for nonfiction. He lives in Boulder, Colorado, with his wife and three children.Alvin Jenkins received his PhD in physics from the University of Virginia in 1958. He was a Professor of physics and astronomy at Denver University, Wichita State University, and North Carolina State University, where he taught for 26 years. He lives with his wife in Little River, South Carolina.
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