Next Stop Neptune: Experiencing the Solar System (Hardcover)

Experiencing the Solar System

By Steve Jenkins (Illustrator), Alvin Jenkins

Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 9780618416035, 40pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2004



Did you know that on the asteroid Ceres you could jump six miles high? That on Pluto it gets so cold that the atmosphere freezes and falls to the ground as snow? Or that there is a volcano on Mars that is almost three times as tall as Mount Everest?
Join astronomer Alvin Jenkins and illustrator Steve Jenkins as they take you on an incredible tour of our solar system. Filled with amazing facts about planets, moons, asteroids and everything in between—and some of what lies beyond—this book will take you on a journey you won’t soon forget.

Praise For Next Stop Neptune: Experiencing the Solar System

Paper-collage whiz Jenkins returns tot he space art he used to such breathtaking effect in Looking Down (Houghton 2003), but here he looks up: at the entire solar system, and, briefly, beyond.
School Library Journal

A lucid description of the solar system, grounded in concepts that young readers can grasp, and exquisitely illustrated.
Kirkus Reviews

Steven Jenkins's paper collages distinguish this journey through the solar system for armchair astronauts.
Horn Book

Children with an interest in astinomy will find this a vivid, handsome guide to their neighborhood in space.
Booklist, ALA

A vivid overview of the Earth and its cohorts in solar orbit...these theoretical visual explorations provide a clarity and convenience of viewpoint that actual photographs simply don't.
The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books