Out of This World

Poems and Facts about Space

By Amy Sklansky; Stacey Schuett (Illustrator)
(Knopf Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780375864599, 40pp.)

Publication Date: February 14, 2012

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Description

Amy Sklansky and Stacey Schuett give young explorers the moon and stars and beyond!

The mysteries of the universe and the science of space exploration are perennialy popular subjects, and Out of This World is a wonderful introduction. Amy Sklansky has written evocative poems about planets and stars and rockets and moon landings and satellites. Each poem is supported by additional facts and explanations in the margins. Stacey Schuett brings it all to life with color-soaked skies and beautiful perspectives in her fabulous paintings. 

Space is a subject too grand for poetry or prose alone, so this book offers both to help readers truly appreciate our place in space.




About the Author

AMY SKLANSKY worked as a children's book editor for several years before becoming a full-time writer. Her books include From the Doghouse: Poems to Chew On, Where Do Chicks Come From?, My Daddy and Me, and The Duck who Played the Kazoo. You can read more about Amy and her work at AmySklansky.com.

STACEY SCHUETT is the author-illustrator of many wonderful picture books, including Somewhere in the World Right Now, and the illustrator of many more including Spring Thaw by Stephen Schnur. You can learn more about Stacey and her work at StaceySchuett.com.




Praise For Out of This World

Publishers Weekly, February 2012:
"An evocative mix of the whimsical and the scientific."

School Library Journal:
"The picture-book blend of poetry, nonfiction, and vivid extraterrestrial views is an inviting browsing item and an attractive introduction to space travel."

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