The Girl Who Named Pluto: The Story of Venetia Burney

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When Venetia Burney 's grandfather reads aloud from the newspaper about a new discovery --a "ninth major planet " that has yet to be named --her eleven-year-old mind starts whirring. She is studying the planets in school and loves Roman mythology. "It might be called Pluto, " she says, thinking of the dark underworld. Grandfather loves the idea and contacts his friend at London 's Royal Astronomical Society, who writes to scientists at the Lowell Observatory in Massachusetts, where Pluto was discovered. After a vote, the scientists agree unanimously: Pluto is the perfect name for the dark, cold planet.

Author 's note, with photograph of Venetia Burney as a child. Selected bibliography. Full-color illustrations were rendered in inks, in graphite powder, and digitally.

ISBN: 9781524768324

JLG Release: August 2019

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Science Nonfiction Elementary

Grades 2-6

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14 books / $17.05 a book

  • Book Details

    ISBN

    9781524768324

    Format

    Print Book

    Edition

    Library edition with trade jacket added

    Publisher

    Schwartz & Wade

    Page Count

    40

    Trim Size

    10" x 11 1/2"

    Genre

    Nonfic


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