Comets, Stars, the Moon, and Mars

Comets, Stars, the Moon, and Mars

Space Poems and Paintings

By Douglas Florian

Harcourt Children's Books, Hardcover, 9780152053727, 48pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2007

Blast off with Douglas Florian's new high-flying compendium, which features twenty whimsical poems about space. From the moon to the stars, from the Earth to Mars, here is an exuberant celebrationof our celestial surroundings that's certain to become a universalfavorite among aspiring astronomers everywhere. " ""Includes die-cut pages and a glossary of space terms."

About the Author
DOUGLAS FLORIAN is the creator of many acclaimed poetry picture books, including lizards, frogs, and polliwogs, a Child Magazine Best Book of the Year; mammalabilia, an ABA's Pick of the Lists; and insectlopedia, a New York Times bestseller, ALA Notable Children's Book, and Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year. He lives with his family in New York City.

Praise For Comets, Stars, the Moon, and Mars

* “Nothing gladdens the heart of believers of good poetry for children more than a new collection by Florian. . . . This one literally sings the music of the spheres. . . . In both language and artwork, Florian strikes the perfect balance between grandeur and whimsy.” --School Library Journal 7/1/07 (starred)

“The poet-painter’s latest book brings warm wit to the outermost reaches of cold, dark space. . . . Florian’s illustrations depict the marvels of space with luminous texture and detail.”--The New York Times Book Review