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TitleJourney around the sun : the story of Halley's comet / written by James Gladstone ; illustrated by Yaara Eshet.
AuthorGladstone, James, 1969- author.
CollectionEasy Juvenile
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LocationCirc StatusCall NoIssue Name
WinamacAvailableEJ GLA 

Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 9781771473712 : $17.55
Dewey Decimal Classification Number 523.6/42 23
Personal Name Gladstone, James, 1969- author.
Title Statement Journey around the sun : the story of Halley's comet / written by James Gladstone ; illustrated by Yaara Eshet.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice Berkeley, CA : Owlkids Books, [2021]
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice copyright 2021
Physical Description 32 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 32 cm
Content Type text txt rdacontent
Media Type unmediated n rdamedia
Carrier Type volume nc rdacarrier
Citation/References Note Junior Library Guild
Summary, Etc. "Journey Around the Sun is the story of Halley's Comet, as told by the comet itself, as it returns to Earth approximately every 75 years. At the same time that we learn about the comet, we also learn about the history of human culture and technology, evolving as it has toward a greater understanding of our universe. Amazingly, although people in early civilizations did not know about the return orbit of Halley's Comet, documentation of the comet has survived from ancient China, Babylon, Greece, and the Arab world. (Comets were also painted in North and South America, but it's less clear whether or not they were of Halley.) These sightings were seen as omens good and bad, and they were woven into tapestries, painting on scrolls, immortalized in theatre. Edmond Halley predicted the comet would return in 1758, and he was proven right through successive technologies: telescopes, cameras, and eventually a spacecraft, Giotto, which photographed the comet's ice core at close range. Whether viewed through a cultural, psychological, or scientific lens, what's clear is that the history of Halley's comet is deeply tied to our own. The question that remains is what will Halley's Comet 'see' the next time it comes to visit? The book ends with an Author's Note with more information about Halley's Comet and comets in general"--Provided by the publisher.
Target Audience Note AD960 Lexile.
Target Audience Note Ages 5-7.
Target Audience Note Grades K-2.
Awards Note A Junior Library Guild selection
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term Halley's comet. sears
Added Entry, Personal Name Eshet, Yaara (Illustrator), illustrator.
Location EJ GLA 31662001665249

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