Just Right (Hardcover)

Searching for the Goldilocks Planet

By Curtis Manley, Jessica Lanan (Illustrator)

Roaring Brook Press, 9781250155337, 48pp.

Publication Date: January 29, 2019

List Price: 18.99*
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Do you wonder
if humans
are the only beings who wonder
if they are alone
in the universe?

Our sun is a star.
In the night sky are all kinds of stars,
and orbiting those stars
are planets like the ones in our own solar system.

Could those planets have life
like we do on Earth?

Planet Earth is not too big,
not too small, not too hot,
and not too cold. It’s just right.
Our very own Goldilocks planet . . . .

Follow a young girl
as she explores these questions
in this gorgeous book about the wondrous search
for another Goldilocks planet.

About the Author

Curtis Manley grew up in Pennsylvania, where there were bears in the woods (and perhaps a few dinosaurs at school). But he never had to outrun sharks during recess—though he’s absolutely certain he could have. Curtis now lives near Seattle, Washington.

Praise For Just Right: Searching for the Goldilocks Planet

"Richly informative prose and intimate yet expansive art show a child’s contagious enthusiasm for the book’s subject." —Publishers Weekly