The Fire of Stars: The Life and Brilliance of the Woman Who Discovered What Stars Are Made of

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$18.99  $17.66
Chronicle Books
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11.2 X 9.1 X 0.5 inches | 1.1 pounds

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About the Author
Kirsten W. Larson used to work with rocket scientists at NASA. Now she writes books for curious kids. She is the author of Wood, Wire, Wings: Emma Lilian Todd Invents an Airplane and A True Wonder: The Comic Book Hero Who Changed Everything, along with several forthcoming titles. She lives near Los Angeles, California, with her family.

Katherine Roy is the award-winning author and illustrator of many science-based books for kids, including her Sibert Honor book Neighborhood Sharks: Hunting with the Great Whites of California's Farallon Islands and How to Be an Elephant: Growing Up in the African Wild. She is also the illustrator of Otis and Will Discover the Deep: The Record-Setting Dive of the Bathysphere and of Red Rover: Curiosity on Mars. She lives with her husband and sons in Oregon, where she loves gazing up at the stars.
"A luminous thematic pairing." -- Kirkus, starred review
"A stellar subject, breathtaking artwork, and unique layout set this biography for young readers apart from the rest." -- School Library Journal, starred review
"[M]akes a good addition to the astronomy shelves." -- Booklist
"Marrying format, language, and subject, Larson conscientiously emphasizes Payne's accomplishments. Taking place alongside inky interstellar sidebar views, accompanying pencil and ink illustrations by Roy glow..." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Kirsten Larson deftly weaves together her compelling biography of an important woman who "stick[s] to her path" despite the odds. The decision to parallel Cecilia's development with that of an emerging star is an inspired one, and Katherine Roy uses pencil, ink and digital color to create luminous illustrations that crackle with energy." -- Shelf Awareness, starred review
A 2023 Good Housekeeping Kids Book Award Winner
A Science Friday 2023 Best Book Pick
A Kirkus Reviews Best Picture Book of 2023
A School Library Journal Best Book of 2023