Authors: Jenn Dlugos, Charlie Hatton
Product Code: 6892
ISBN: 978-1-61821-689-2
Pages: 220
Availability: In stock.


Since ancient times, humans have been puzzled and awed by the strange stars, peculiar planets, and out-of-this-world objects that appear in our sky. Advancements in technology are now giving scientists closer looks and first peeks at the weird and wonderful things that make up our solar system and beyond. From Earth-like moons to strange signals from distant galaxies, Bizarre Space showcases the most shocking space discoveries, proving that what lies beyond our little blue-and-green planet is fascinatingly and often frighteningly bizarre. For example, you might know that Pluto’s no longer a planet, but why did it get demoted to float among the other “oddities” of space? What happens to stars when they die? What disaster is just waiting to happen to Mars? And why, exactly, can’t Uranus seem to roll straight? Bizarre Space takes you deep into our curious cosmos to discover the mysteries that lie beyond our home planet.

Ages 9–12

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by Andrea
on 10/27/2017
from Massachusetts
Everything you wanted to know about space and then some
I'm really not interested in outer space but my 10 year old loves it. I have to say after reading this book with her I'm sharing her enthusiasm. The book presents space in a funny and engaging way. I really appreciated how the authors were able to mix humor and learning.  This a great book!!
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Review by: Maren Ostergard, School Library Journal - January 3, 2018
The visually appealing layout and clever writing will appeal to readers . . . This funny yet informative title would be a useful addition to any collection serving space enthusiasts.
 
Review by: Francine Jackson, Children's Literature - December 1, 2017
A humorous, jokey tone is mixed in with solid, informational material. Each chapter begins with three statements based on the content of that section, and they seem like the sort you might expect from some space-themed version of The Dating Game. . . . The authors did a nice job researching this material and the astronomy is up to date. Some of the trivia is fascinating, such as the early names for some of the dwarf planets, and the relationship between dung beetle poop rolling and the stars.
 

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