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My Light

How Sunlight Becomes Electricity

Molly Bang, Molly Bang (Illustrator)

Hardcover

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Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover, Japanese (6/30/2011)

Description

Caldecott Honor artist Molly Bang celebrates the many wonders of the sun, with radiant words and images that illuminate the myriad ways in which the sun gives us energy and power from its light.

Often taken for granted, the sun gives us more than its light. Here, acclaimed author and illustrator Molly Bang presents a celebration of the wonder and power of the sun and its radiance. With dazzling paintings and a simple poetic text, MY LIGHT follows the paths of the sun's rays, showing the many ways in which we obtain energy from its light. As in COMMON GROUND (Giverny Award for Best Science Picture Book), Bang uses a story to explain the basic concepts behind electricity and our energy resources--a compelling and easily-accessible way to present a non-fiction subject.


Praise For My Light: How Sunlight Becomes Electricity

"With the carefully honed prose and wholly original visual imagination that have long been her hallmarks, Bang explores the many ways in which the sun's light is transformed into the energy that fuels almost everything on the earth....Youngsters should find her enthusiasm electrifying." -- Publishers Weekly"A lovely and illuminating book that presents sound science while expressing the wonder of flipping a switch and flooding a room with light." --Booklist

""Her stunning and technically accomplished illustrations, as always, are radiant and worth a look."" -School Library Journal

""Bang succeeds in connecting the lights of the cosmos to the light in a window, with compelling views of the process..."" -The Horn Books

"With the carefully honed prose and wholly original visual imagination that have long been her hallmarks, Bang explores the many ways in which the sun's light is transformed into the energy that fuels almost everything on the earth....Youngsters should find her enthusiasm electrifying." -- Publishers Weekly"A lovely and illuminating book that presents sound science while expressing the wonder of flipping a switch and flooding a room with light." --Booklist

Blue Sky Press, 9780439489614, 40pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2004



About the Author

Molly Bang has written and illustrated more than twenty books for young readers, including When Sophie Gets Angry -- Really, Really Angry... ; Ten, Nine, Eight; and The Grey Lady and the Strawberry Snatcher, each of which were Caldecott Honor books. Bang divides her time between Falmouth, Massachusetts, and Northern California.