Saturday, January 17, 2015

Star Stuff: Carl Sagan and the Mysteries of the Cosmos by Stephanie Roth Sisson

Star Stuff is a picture book biography of Carl Sagan, astrophysicist and original host of Cosmos, the PBS series about the universe. This biography deals with Carl's early years and development of his fascination with stars and planets. There's numerous illustrations depicting Carl's neighborhood in New York and the night sky that Carl loved to dream about. Several of the illustrations are in wide format or fold out orientation, so that the reader can imagine outer space along with Carl. The end of the book shows Carl on t.v. and assembling a recording for the 1977 Voyager spacecrafts---a recording which is still being carried out into the far reaches of space! This book is a good introduction to astronomers and outer space for kids 5 and older.

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