Boy, Were We Wrong about the Solar System!

Boy, Were We Wrong about the Solar System! Cover

Boy, Were We Wrong about the Solar System!

By Kathleen V. Kudlinski; John Rocco (Illustrator)

Dutton Children's Books, Hardcover, 9780525469797, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 18, 2008

Some people used to think that Earth was smack-dab in the middle of the universe, with all the stars and planets held in the sky by giant glass balls. "Boy, were they wrong " In this follow-up to the award-winning "Boy, Were We Wrong About Dinosaurs ," Kathleen Kudlinski and John Rocco look at the mistakes, mishaps, and creativity that are part of scientific discovery. From the first humans wondering about the night sky to the demotion of Pluto to dwarf planet status, this book is an entertaining and informative look at how scientific theories change over time.

About the Author
Kathleen Kudlinski is the author of 40 children s books. Her works range from picture books to YA and include natural history, biographies and historical novels. When not writing, she is a popular speaker and writing instructor. Building on a BS in Biology and six years of classroom teaching experience, Kathleen later trained as a "Master Teaching Artist" with the Connecticut Commission on the Arts, and also presents at regional and national conferences. Now she eagerly Skypes with classroom, book, and homeschool groups worldwide. She writes at home beside a deep, wild lake in Guilford, CT, or at her woodland cabin in Weathersfield, VT. Her household includes a naturalist husband, a sweet old pit bull, and a rescue macaw.

Rocco is a music journalist and editor of Dead Reckonings.