When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer
Leave time for wonder.
Walt Whitman's "When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer" is an enduring celebration of the imagination. Here, Whitman's wise words are beautifully recast by New York Times #1 best-selling illustrator Loren Long to tell the story of a boy's fascination with the heavens. Toy rocket in hand, the boy finds himself in a crowded, stuffy lecture hall. At first he is amazed by the charts and the figures. But when he finds himself overwhelmed by the pontifications of an academic, he retreats to the great outdoors and does something as universal as the stars themselves...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - lruano - LibraryThing
There was a little boy who dreamed of the stars up above. When he went to the museum because an astronomer was going to have a lecture he seemed so excited. In the beginning he was amazed by the ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jforrest21 - LibraryThing
This book was hard to understand and follow. I was a beautiful picture book with minimum words. It seemed to be a young boy that was bored while listening to the astronomer but was interested in he displays and visual aids. Read full review
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