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Fradin, Dennis B.
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Publication Information:
Chicago : Childrens Press, 1990.
Physical Description:
48 pages ; 23 cm.
Presents facts about the large, gaseous planet, from its discovery to the latest findings from the Voyage II space probe which passed by Neptune in 1986.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 4.7 0.5 6177.
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QB691 .F7 1990 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Booklist Review

Gr. 2-4. Like other entries in the New True Books series, these feature large print, generous space between the lines and in the margins, and many full-color illustrations. Fradin describes the discovery, physical features, mysteries, and place in the Solar System of the planets Mercury and Neptune, smoothly incorporating facts commonly needed for school reports into texts that assume a broad-based interest in astronomy. Apart from a misleading explanation of why stars appear to twinkle and planets do not, the information appears to be accurate. And while the books include artists' conceptions of scenes in space as well as actual and composite photographs, the captions sometimes fail to indicate the origins of the pictures. Despite the minor reservations noted, the clear writing in short sentences, the good reproduction of illustrations, and the curriculum needs at this grade level will ensure both books a place in many libraries. ~--Carolyn Phelan