The Planets in Our Solar System

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HarperCollins Publishers, 1998 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 31 pages
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You live on Earth, so you already know a lot about it. But do you know about its place in out solar system? For instance, it's not the largest planet. If Jupiter were a hallow ball, 1,000 Earths would fit inside it. And did you know our planet Earth takes 365 days to go around the sun, while the planet Pluto takes 248 years? This simple text by Franklyn M. Branely introduces the nine planets in our solar system and is complemented by Kevin O'Malley's full-color illustrations, which incorporate some of the newest space photographs available.How hot is it on Venus? Which planet takes longest to orbit the sun? Find out the answers in this updated version of this popular text. Kevin OMalleys often humorous illustrations depict a group of children and an astronomer as they learn all about our solar system. Included are some of the newest space photographs available, as well as many hands-on activities.

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Review: The Planets in Our Solar System (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science, Stage 2)

User Review  - Kristen Lindsay - Goodreads

This would be a great book to read when introducing the solar system to your class. You can use this book and create many lessons such as creating vinn digrahms and comparing and contrasting planets ... Read full review

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User Review  - jessica_5906 - LibraryThing

Age: 5 Source: Pierce County Library Read about the eight planets in our solar system and Earth's special place in it. Read full review

Contents

Section 1
12
Section 2
18
Section 3
28
Copyright

About the author (1998)

Branley is a co-founder of the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series. He is Astronomer Emeritus and former Chairman of the American Museum-Hayden Planetarium.

KEVIN O'MALLEY is the author and illustrator of many books, but this is the first project where has only been the writer. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland, with his wife and two sons. www.booksbyomalley.com
PATRICK O'BRIEN is the author and illustrator of nine books for children. He dreamed up the concept of dinosaurs in spacesuits many years ago, but it was the irrepressibly zany mind of Kevin O'Malley who finally created the interstellar hero Captain Raptor. Patrick lives in Baltimore, Maryland, with his wife and son. www.patrickobrienstudio.com

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