Looking to inspire a new generation of scientists and astronomers? Wanting to show young children how to figuratively and actually reach for the stars? Join us at Mysterious Galaxy as authors Kathleen Krull and Paul Brewer celebrate the launch of their newest book, Starstruck: The Cosmic Journey of Neil deGrasse Tyson.
When he was a young boy, Neil deGrasse Tyson was starstruck on his first visit to the sky theater at the Hayden Planetarium in New York. In those clusters of glittering stars amongst the vast darkness of space, it began the foundation for what would become a lifelong quest for knowledge. From the roof of his apartment building, to an expedition in Africa, and finally becoming the director of the Hayden Planetarium where his journey first began, this book explores how one boy’s journey led him to become one of our favorite guides to the cosmos. Categorized for young readers, Starstruck is appropriate for all ages.
As a married couple, Kathleen & Paul live here in San Diego and regularly work on projects together. Kathleen is well known for her award-winning nonfiction for young readers, including such titles as Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez and What Was the Boston Tea Party? Both an author and illustrator, Paul has made humorous books for children such as You Must Be Joking! and You Must Be Joking, Two! He has also illustrated the “Robert” series of chapter books written by the late Barbara Seuling.
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A picture-book biography on science superstar Neil deGrasse Tyson, the groundbreaking American astrophysicist whose work has inspired a generation of young scientists and astronomers to reach for the stars! Perfect for STEM curricula and readers of all ages.
Young Neil deGrasse Tyson was starstruck when he first visited the sky theater at the Hayden Planetarium in New York City. He couldn't believe the crowded, glittering night sky at the planetarium was real--until a visit to the country years later revealed the impossible.
That discovery was like rocket fuel for Neil's passion about space. His quest for knowledge took him from the roof of his apartment building to a science expedition in northwest Africa, to a summer astronomy camp beneath a desert sky, and finally back home to become the director of the Hayden Planetarium, where it all began. Before long, Neil became America's favorite guide to the cosmos.
This story of how one boy's quest for knowledge about space leads him to become a star scientist is perfect for young readers who are fascinated by the universe, aspiring scientists, and the dreamer in all of us. It will ignite your own sense of wonder.