Star Stuff: Carl Sagan and the Mysteries of the Cosmos

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$18.99  $17.66
Roaring Brook Press
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11.1 X 0.5 X 8.6 inches | 0.95 pounds

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About the Author

Stephanie Roth Sisson is an artist who has illustrated many books for children, most recently the Princess Posey chapter book series. Star Stuff is the first picture book that she has both written and illustrated. She lives in California.


"*Beginning with the first page, Sisson introduces the magnitude of the universe, visually presenting the Milky Way and our sun's place in it." --The Horn Book, STARRED REVIEW

"Carl Sagan is best known for being a renowned expert on the cosmos, but he started out as just a curious kid fascinated with the night sky, and that's where Sisson starts this picture-book biography." --Booklist

"*Sisson's economical narrative and lighthearted illustrations convey Sagan's regard for the power of imagination and his generous approach to knowledge . . . Both friendly and inspiring." --KIRKUS, STARRED REVIEW

"*Told in narrative format, this beautifully designed and illustrated picture book gives readers a glimpse into the childhood wonderings Sagan experienced as he looked at the night sky and imagined possibilities . . . A gorgeous, informative offering for biography and science collections." --School Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW

"*A broader message about the role wonder plays in innovation resonates throughout this story." --Publishers Weekly