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What's the Matter with Pluto? - The Story of Pluto's Adventures with the Planet Club (Paperback) Loot Price: R178
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What's the Matter with Pluto? - The Story of Pluto's Adventures with the Planet Club (Paperback): Paul Halpern
What's the Matter with Pluto? - The Story of Pluto's Adventures with the Planet Club (Paperback): Paul Halpern

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What's the Matter with Pluto? - The Story of Pluto's Adventures with the Planet Club (Paperback)

Paul Halpern; Illustrated by Vance Lehmkuhl

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Pluto joined the Planet Club in 1930, but didn't quite fit in. He is much tinier than the gas giants in the outer part of the Solar System. He has a lot more moons than any of the inner planets. His orbit is much more stretched out than any of the other worlds' paths around the Sun. The other members of the Planet Club didn't know what to make of him. Then one day, Pluto received some bad news... Explore the story of Pluto as seen through the eyes of the planets themselves. Witness the rise and fall of Pluto's membership in the Planet Club. Why was he demoted and what happened next? Introduce young minds to the fascinating science of astronomy with this entertaining picture book about the Solar System. Great for ages four to ten Masterful illustrations by Vance Lehmkuhl make this book a true gem. Astronomy for children has never been more fun Praise for What's the Matter with Pluto? -"Delightful What a wonderful way to get young ones interested in the mysteries constantly unfolding in the sky above us. Smart, fun, and educational - all at the same time. ." -Christine Lavin, Singer-songwriter: "Shining My Flashlight on the Moon," "Planet X," "Just One Angel 2.0" "In 'What's the Matter with Pluto, ' Paul Halpern and Vance Lehmkuhl lay out the facts of planetary life with humor, clarity, and a surprising amount of depth. No other issue in astronomy has engendered such passionate feelings and outright confusion from children and adults alike as the "demotion" of Pluto from planetary status, and the abandonment of traditional mnemonics as the solar system went from nine planets to eight. Halpern and Lehmkuhl describe the history of Pluto's discovery, what makes it so different from the others, and ultimately its expulsion from 'The Planet Club, ' with a light tone, but enough rigor that even the most ardent Plutonian defender would be hard-pressed to argue." -Dave Goldberg, Astrophysicist and Science Writer: "The Universe in the Rearview Mirror," "A User's Guide to the Universe" 10% of the royalties received for this book will be donated to the hunger charity Philabundance.

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Imprint: Newton Books
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2013
First published: September 2013
Authors: Paul Halpern
Illustrators: Vance Lehmkuhl
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 40
ISBN-13: 978-0-615-85511-0
Barcode: 9780615855110
Categories: Promotions
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LSN: 0-615-85511-3

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