Stars and Galaxies

by Isabel Thomas

Part of a Series: Astronaut Travel Guides.

What are stars? How far from Earth are they? What happens when a star is born—and when it dies? This comprehensive introduction to stars and galaxies begins with the history of astronomy before moving on to telescopes; the life cycle of a star; galaxies, nebulae, and other celestial bodies; and a brief discussion of space travel. Interviews with an astronomer and an astronaut provide additional insight. The book’s information-packed spreads include captioned photos and multiple fact boxes. A constellation map, time line, guide to star color and temperature, glossary, further reading and other information resources, a link to publisher-approved Web sites, and an index make up the generous back matter.

ISBN: 9781410945730

JLG Release: April 2013

JLG Member Price

Out of Stock

Series Nonfiction: Science 3-5

Grades 3-5


12 books / $20.25 a book

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    Page Count


    Trim Size

    7 11/16" x 10 3/8"

    Dewey Classification


    Accelerated Reader

    Level: 6.4, Points: 1

    Scholastic Reading Counts

    Level: 7.5, Points: 4


    Level: 960L

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