Synopses & Reviews
"This A to Z children's pictorial covers topics such as the planets, craters, comets, orbits, and telecopes. Each word related to our galaxy or to space is introduced with a simple poem for younger readers and also includes detailed expository text for older readers"--Provided by publisher.Uses the alphabet and rhymes accompanied by longer explanatory text to introduce words associated with astronomy, covering such topics as black holes, constellations, and galaxies.
Illustrated by Alan Stacy
Aspiring astronauts, star gazing astrophysicists, and even toddlers pointing at the moon will now have the right stuff for exploring our galaxy. With rhymes for younger children and their accompanying fact-filled expository test for older readers, syndicated "Yak's Corner" columnists Janis Campbell and Cathy Collison shuttle us through an out of this world alphabet as seen through the windshield of a space ship.
Each page answers galactic questions like: What planet is 300 times heavier than Earth? Why is space the ultimate place to study? Which planet is closest to the sun and which one is the farthest? Who said, "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind"?
Authors Janis Campbell and Cathy Collison write the syndicated column "Yak's Corner," which is a magazine style section for young readers. They live with their families in Southeast Michigan.
Illustrator Alan Stacy lives in Arlington, Texas. His father was part of the team that chose the astronauts for the Gemini and early Apollo space programs in the 1960s.