Synopses & Reviews
THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS PRESENTS THE PLANETS is a photographic nonfiction companion book to the original bestselling title, THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS LOST IN THE SOLAR SYSTEM.
LOST IN THE SOLAR SYSTEM taught thousands of kids about the planets, moons, stars, and everything else you'd want to know about outer space. MAGIC SCHOOL BUS PRESENTS THE PLANETS will expand upon the original title with fresh, updated, Common Core aligned content about the amazing planets in our solar system. With vivid full-color photographs on each page as well as illustrations of the beloved Ms. Frizzle and her students, the Magic School Bus Presents series will enthrall a whole new generation of Magic School Bus readers.
Like The Magic School Bus
for a younger set, this new series is all about discovery, adventure, and having fun with learning! Come along as Georgeand#160;blasts offand#160;into space, on a mission to learn all about space travel and the solar system. This adventure is packed to the brim with additional science facts, real photos, experiments, activities, and more!
George is thrilled to visit the Space Center to help Professor Pizza and Professor Einstein. First up, heand#39;s making a special delivery to the international space station. Then itand#39;s time to help solve a problem with the Mars rover, and George dreams of going where no monkey (or human) has gone beforeandmdash;Mars! Join George on an exciting journey into outer space and learn all about space travel, gravity, the solar system, and Mars.and#160;Based on the Emmy-winning PBS show,and#160;this story is filled to the brim with additional facts, real photos, experiments, activities, and more. Learning about science has never been so much fun!
About the Author
The Reys were born in Hamburg, Germany. Hans Augusto Rey (1898-1977) met his wife-to-be, Margret (1906-1996), at a party in her fatherand#8217;s home in Germany; when he first caught a glimpse of her, she was sliding down the banister. In their twenties and thirties they lived in Paris and in Rio de Janeiro, where Hans sold bathtubs in villages along the Amazon River. Eventually Cambridge, Massachusetts, became the Reysand#8217; home and community. Throughout their lives the Reys created many lively books together, including SPOTTY, PRETZEL, and lift-the-flap books such as HOW DO YOU GET THERE? The manuscript of the first Curious George books was one of the few items the Reys carried with them on their bicycles when they escaped from Paris in 1940. Eventually, they made their way to the United States, and CURIOUS GEORGE was published in 1941. Their incorrigible little monkey has become an American icon, selling millions of books and capturing the hearts of readers everywhere. CURIOUS GEORGE has been published in many languages, including French, German, Japanese, Afrikaans, and Norwegian. Additional Curious George books followed, as well as such other favorites as CECILY G. AND THE NINE MONKEYS and FIND THE CONSTELLATIONS.