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
Caldecott Honor Winner Steve Jenkins lives in Boulder, Colorado, with his wife and collaborator, Robin Page, and their three children. Along with writing and illustrating children's books, Steve and Robin run a graphic design studio.Alvin Jenkins and his son, Steve Jenkins, began collaborating on science projects at about the same time that Sputnik was launched. Some of their more successful efforts involved capturing and drawing insects and small reptiles, assembling animal scrapbooks, and observing an eclipse.Steve Jenkins is the acclaimed author and illustrator of numerous nonfiction books for young readers. He lives in Boulder, Colorado. Alvin Jenkins was a professor of physics and astronomy at Denver University, Wichita State University, and North Carolina State University, where he taught for twenty-six years. He lives with his wife in Little River, South Carolina.