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The Largest Planet: Jupiter
This title covers these subjects: Solar system., Planets., Jupiter (Planet).
The Largest Planet: Jupiter
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The Largest Planet: Jupiter

by Nancy Loewen
Illustrated by Jeffrey Yesh

From Earth, the spot on Jupiter looks like a small, red freckle. In fact, the spot is a huge storm as wide as two Earths! Explore the Great Red Spot and more in this book about Jupiter.

 
Dewey523.45
  
Reading LevelGrades K-4
Interest LevelGrades K-4
GRLM
Lexile LevelIG780L
ATOS Level4
AR Points0.5
AR Quiz #120231
  
  
ISBN978-1-4048-9113-5
PublisherPicture Window Books
Copyright2008
  
Page Count24
LanguagesEnglish
Capstone Interactive eBook
List Price: $53.32 School/Library Price
$39.99
 


 
 

Reviews

Children's Literature Comprehensive Database - Barbara L. Talcroft

"With its large square pages and poster-bright pictures, the “Amazing Science: Planet” series is designed to have maximum visual appeal for young space explorers. It largely succeeds, presenting quite a bit of information about each planet in nine double-page spreads (liberally sprinkled with “Fun Facts” boxes) that show sizes, composition, surfaces, orbits, rotations, and something about each planet’s exploration. Readers are introduced to mighty Jupiter through the name it shares with the king of Roman gods. Pictures and text explain Jupiter’s brightness, its speedy rotation, its gassy composition, and its moving bands of clouds. While this huge planet is famous for its readily-visible red spot, readers will learn that Jupiter also has four large moons and about sixty smaller ones (an asteroid belt circles between Jupiter and Mars). Suggesting flat acrylic paintings, Yesh’s illustrations are actually created through digital media. Though not realistic in style, their brilliant colors on dark backgrounds make them eye-catching, often glowing, and sometimes action-filled; especially striking here is an illustration of Jupiter’s four large moons shown with Galileo, their discoverer. Loewen suggests a simple science/math project in which students draw overlapping circles to compare the diameters of the planets. Includes a glossary, a short bibliography of children’s books about the planet, and a few more Jupiter facts, such as that its Great Red Spot was discovered in 1664. This lively series should be fun for budding astronomers; who knows, it might inspire some planetary poetry or astronomical art." - Children's Literature Comprehensive Database

January 1, 2008

Nancy Loewen

Nancy Loewen

Nancy Loewen writes fiction and nonfiction for children and young adults. Recent awards include: 2012 Minnesota Book Awards finalist (The LAST Day of Kindergarten); 2011 Bank Street's Best Children's Books of the Year (Share a Scare: Writing Your Own Scary Story); 2011 Book of Note, Tri-State Young Adult Review Committee (Stubborn as a Mule and Other Silly Similes); and 2010 Distinguished Achievement Award from the Association of Educational Publishers (Writer's Toolbox Series). She's also received awards from The American Library Association, the New York Public Library, the Independent Book Publishers Association, and the Society of School Librarians International. Nancy holds an MFA in creative writing from Hamline University, St. Paul. She lives in the Twin Cities with her husband and two teenage children.

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