Cover image for The sun
Title:
The sun
Author:
Kerrod, Robin.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Minneapolis, MN : Lerner Publications, 2000.
Physical Description:
32 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
Summary:
Introduces the Sun, our star, its relationship to other strs, its solar system, and the effects it has on Earth.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
AD 460 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 6.4 1.0 47393.

Reading Counts RC K-2 3.1 1 Quiz: 24418 Guided reading level: K.
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ISBN:
9780822539018

9781575053998
Format :
Book

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What would life on Earth be like without the Sun?There would be no plants, animals, or heat!Although the Sun is a common star, much like billions of other stars throughout the heavens, it is essential to the survival of all living things on Earth. Get to know how the Sun formed; its role and significance in the solar system, the Galaxy, and beyond; and what the future holds for it.Author Robin Kerrod throws some light on the subject with compelling text and magnificent color photographs.


Author Notes

Robin Kerrod is a Fellow of Britain's Royal Astronomical Society. He is author of several books and a CD-ROM for amateur astronomers, and is publisher of sky charts used in many schools.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-5-These basic introductions to our solar system's star and outer planets are also-rans next to Larry Dane Brimner's recent "True Book" updates (Children's), but they do have some additional facts, particularly about the planets' moons. In Saturn, Kerrod describes the atmosphere, structure, rings, and most of the plethora of moons with crisp fluency, pausing for a closer look at Titan, the largest satellite, and closing with a tally of the space probes, Pioneer 11 to Cassini, that have been dispatched to those distant reaches. Uranus is similarly arranged; Sun covers not only inner and outer solar phenomena, but also earthly seasons, eclipses, the life and death of stars in general, and related topics. The profuse illustrations, which include diagrams, paintings, and average-quality space photos, are the books' chief weakness. The photo of Saturn's moon Mimas accompanying a description of its outsized crater doesn't show the crater, for instance, and Sun not only has a page of meaningless visual filler, but opens with a hard-to-read block of text printed over a bright, grainy, red-and-yellow close-up of the photosphere. None of the books include Web sites or sources of further information. Deeper collections may have a place for these supplemental offerings, but they're not first purchases.-John Peters, New York Public Library (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.