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Title:
Saturn
Author:
Brimner, Larry Dane.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Children's Press, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
47 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm.
Summary:
Examines the physical characteristics and conditions of Saturn, describing its position in relation to the sun and other planets and surveying humanity's attempts to penetrate its mysteries.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 4.8 0.5 1628.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 4.9 3 Quiz: 23408 Guided reading level: L.
ISBN:
9780516211541
Format :
Book

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Ideal for today's young investigative reader, each A True Book includes lively sidebars, a glossary and index, plus a comprehensive "To Find Out More" section listing books, organizations, and Internet sites. A staple of library collections since the 1950s, the new A True Book series is the definitive nonfiction series for elementary school readers.


Author Notes

Larry Dane Brimner was born in St. Petersburg, Florida, and spent his early childhood exploring Alaska's Kodiak Island. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in British Literature from San Diego State University, where he graduated cum laude, and later received advanced degrees in writing and curriculum development. During his twenty-year teaching career, he began to write for publication.

Brimner made his debut in children's books with the publication of BMX Freestyle in 1987. It was named an International Reading Association Children's Choice book for 1988. This title was followed by Country Bear's Good Neighbor, which the American Booksellers Association named their "Pick of the List." Brimner wrote A Migrant Family, which was named a Notable Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies (NCSS/CBC); Max and Felix , a nominee for the Kentucky Bluegrass Award; Voices From the Camps, cited as a Best Book for the Teen Age by New York Public Library; Snowboarding, an IRA Children's Choice for 1998; and the Official M&M's® Book of the Millennium, an IRA Children's Choice for 2000.

Brimner is the author of more than 110 books for young people. He also speaks to school children about the writing process or to teachers at conferences. In 2014 his title, Strike: The Farm Workers Fight for Their Rights, made the Civil Rights Hot Title's List.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 2-4 Brimner recasts and updates Dennis Brindell Fradin's same-titled "New True Book" introductions to the biggest of the giant planets Jupiter (1992; o.p.) and Saturn (1993, both Children's) adding to the simply phrased catalog of basic facts quick close-ups of major moons, as well as recent observations made by space probes and the Hubble Space Telescope. The texts, printed in large, well-leaded type, read smoothly; the illustrations, also large, are nearly all crisply reproduced, enhanced-color photos. The back matter includes books, Web sites, and fact summaries. Considering the astronomical speed at which our knowledge of the universe is expanding, these titles will make timely additions to any collections serving young readers who prefer their nonfiction in straight shots, unmixed with plot lines or wisecracks. John Peters, New York Public Library (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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