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The Planets (Fourth Edition)

Gail Gibbons


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Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (1/16/2018)
Board book (1/15/2019)
Paperback (1/1/2005)
Hardcover (3/1/2005)
Paperback (9/1/1994)
Hardcover (9/1/1993)


A nonfiction favorite for more than twenty years, The Planets has been updated to include some of the latest discoveries in space exploration.

From the burning surface of Venus to the freezing darkness of Neptune, Gail Gibbons takes children on a tour of our planetary neighbors—which are very different from each other in size, shape, orbit, and even weather.

Since its original publication in 1993, The Planets has been a home and classroom staple for introducing our solar system to the youngest readers. With her signature blend of clear, bright illustrations and accessible text, Gail Gibbons takes readers on a tour of our planetary neighbors, near and far.

From the burning surface of Venus to the freezing darkness of Neptune, the bodies in our solar system are named, described, and illustrated in clear, well-labeled spreads that give a strong sense of shape and scale to our skies.  Each entry is full of intriguing details about their composition, behavior, and moons.

Praise For The Planets (Fourth Edition)

Praise for previous editions of The Planets:

"It remains an essential primer on the topic."—School Library Journal

"Many libraries will find this a useful edition."—Booklist

Holiday House, 9780823439676, 32pp.

Publication Date: January 16, 2018

About the Author

According to The Washington Post, Gail Gibbons "has taught more preschoolers and early readers about the world than any other children's writer-illustrator." The multi award-winning Ms. Gibbons is the author of more than 100 books for young readers, including the bestselling titles From Seed to Plant and Monarch Butterfly. Her many honors include the Regina Medal, the Washington Post/Children's Book Guild Nonfiction Award and the NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book Award.