Cover image for Jupiter
Title:
Jupiter
Author:
Rau, Dana Meachen, 1971-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Minneapolis, Minn. : Compass Point Books, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
32 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm.
Summary:
Describes the size, characteristics, and composition of the planet Jupiter.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 4.4 0.5 56847.
ISBN:
9780756501983
Format :
Book

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Describes the size, characteristics, and composition of the planet Jupiter.


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Booklist Review

Gr. 3^-5. Large, colorful photographs of the planets are the most distinctive feature of the new Our Solar System series, which will be useful for simple school reports. Each book presents basic information about one planet in fairly simple vocabulary, large type, and attractive page layouts. Jupiter discusses the planet and, more briefly, its four largest moons, as well as the space missions that have gathered information about it. Similarly, Venus surveys the exploration and current knowledge of Earth's sister planet. The closing pages of each book include fast facts, a glossary, and recommended resources such as books, Web sites, space centers, planetariums, and observatories. Check the Series Roundup in this issue for more volumes in this attractive series. --Carolyn Phelan


School Library Journal Review

Gr 2-3-Presenting specific information in simple language and large, bright photos or art, these outstanding starter volumes provide sturdy bases upon which to build a lifelong interest in matters extraterrestrial. Rau opens each one with a history of the planet's Earth-based observation; discusses in turn its orbit, structure, moons (if any), and space missions past and future; then closes with a fact summary, a bulleted set of additional notes, and generous lists, mostly annotated, of recent books, Web sites, and places to write or visit. The pictures are, with a few exceptions, enhanced-color composite photos, sometimes with superimposed labels or diagram lines, always with captions that reinforce points made in the main text. The level of detail is nicely calibrated to inform and fascinate readers without overwhelming them. For instance, the author names and profiles Jupiter's four "Galilean" moons but only mentions the fact that there are at least 12 others. Free of hyperbole and vague generalizations, these titles belong on any budding astronomer's reading list, between Joanna Cole's The Magic School Bus Lost in the Solar System (Scholastic, 1990) and Seymour Simon's titles on the individual planets (Morrow).-John Peters, New York Public Library (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Looking at Jupiter from Earthp. 4
Looking at the Way Jupiter Movesp. 8
Looking Through Jupiterp. 10
Looking Around Jupiterp. 15
Looking at Jupiter from Spacep. 18
Looking to the Futurep. 24
The Solar Systemp. 26
Glossaryp. 28
A Jupiter Flybyp. 28
Did You Know?p. 29
Want to Know More?p. 30
Indexp. 32