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Title:
Solar system. Our place in space

Solar system Our place in space

Science comics solar system our place in space

Science comisc solar system

Our place in space

Science comics

Science comics (First Second (Firm))
Title:
Solar system. Our place in space
Publisher Info:
New York, NY : First Second, an imprint of Roaring Brook Press, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishing Holdings Limited Partnership, [2018]
Physical Description:
116 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Series:
Science comics

Science comics (First Second (Firm))
General Note:
Chiefly illustrations.
Abstract:
Get up close and personal with Earth's nearest neighbors--Venus with its acid rainstorms, Saturn and its rings of ice, and the heart of it all, the Sun. Humans have always been fascinated by outer space and we're learning more about our solar system every day. Did you know that our Solar System was born from a cloud of cosmic dust? That Jupiter's red spot is really a raging storm? Join Sara, Jill, and their space-faring pets on a quest to learn more about the wonders of our Solar System--and beyond!--Adapted from page [4] of cover.
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Summary

Summary

Every volume of Science Comics offers a complete introduction to a particular topic--dinosaurs, coral reefs, the solar system, volcanoes, bats, flying machines, and more. These gorgeously illustrated graphic novels offer wildly entertaining views of their subjects. Whether you're a fourth grader doing a natural science unit at school or a thirty-year-old with a secret passion for airplanes, these books are for you!In this volume, go where no kid has gone before! You'll get up close and personal with Earth's nearest neighbors--Venus with its acid rainstorms, Saturn and its rings of ice, and the heart of it all, the Sun. Join Sara, Jill, and their space-faring pets on a quest to learn more about the wonders of our solar system--and beyond!


Author Notes

Rosemary Mosco is a science writer and artist. She is the author of the science webcomic Bird and Moon (birdandmoon.com) and makes the urban nature webcomic Your Wild City (yourwildcity.com) with Maris Wicks. Science Comics: Solar System is her first graphic novel with First Second.Jon Chad was born and raised in Vermont. After completing the BFA sequential art program at Savannah College of Art and Design, he moved back to Vermont where he now works at the Center for Cartoon Studies teaching screen-printing and bookmaking. He is the author of Leo Geo and His Miraculous Journey Through the Center of the Earth, Leo Geo and the Cosmic Crisis, and Science Comics: Volcanoes.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-5-In a rousing effort to cure her sick friend Sara's ennui, if not her cold, Jill fashions an imaginary spaceship, the Unbored, powered by "EnthusiPlasma"; crews it with space-suited versions of their pets; and sends it on a tour of the solar system-"underground oceans, huge storms, giant canyons" and all. Moving from the sun outward, the intrepid (well, mostly) Space Pets land on or fly by each planet (including Earth) and select moons. The onboard AI and Jill's snake, "Science Officer Slithers," deliver quick, accurate facts and "scareinteresting" observations. In his squared-off and inset cartoon panels, Chad mixes images of extraterrestrial wonders with awed or apprehensive reactions from the Space Pets, striking a visual balance between fact and fancy so that the tour never feels like an info dump. Following a suspenseful rescue on Uranus's moon Miranda, the itinerary ends at Pluto with tantalizing glimpses of the Kuiper Belt, the Oort cloud, and the stars and galaxies beyond. Readers who, like Sara, are ready for further exploration will be delighted to find the Unbored's EnthusiPlasma tanks fuller than ever. VERDICT A story line infused with humor and drama adds particular animation to this entry in the "Science Comics" series; budding astro-tourists in middle elementary grades will happily sign up for repeat journeys.-John Peters, Children's Literature Consultant, New York © Copyright 2018. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.