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Me and My Place in Space

Joan Sweeney, Christine Gore (Illustrator)


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Paperback (9/18/2018)


Where am I in the solar system? A beloved bestseller, now refreshed with new art from Christine Gore, that will help children discover their place in the Milky Way.

     Where is the earth? Where is the sun? Where are the stars?

     Now with new art by Christine Gore, here is an out-of-this world introduction to the universe for children. With Earth as a starting point, a young astronaut leads readers on a tour past each planet and on to the stars, answering simple questions about our solar system. In clear language, drawings, and diagrams, space unfolds before a child's eyes. Colorful illustrations, filled with fun detail, give children a lot to look for on every page, and a glossary helps reinforce new words and concepts. A terrific teaching tool, Me and My Place in Space is an easy and enjoyable way to introduce the concept of space to budding astronomers.

Knopf Books for Young Readers, 9781524773632, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 18, 2018

About the Author

Joan Sweeney grew up in Toledo, Ohio. She used to spend Saturday mornings taking free art classes at the Toledo Museum of Art. She has three "grown-up" children and five grandchildren. She wrote many more books after she first wrote Me on the Map. Joan Sweeney died in March 2017.

Christine Gore is a designer and illustrator based in North West England. After graduating from Liverpool John Moores University with an honors degree, Christine started working in the textile industry, where her paints and sewing machine were quickly replaced by a computer, and her passion for illustration began.