Starstruck: The Cosmic Journey of Neil deGrasse Tyson

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Starstruck: The Cosmic Journey of Neil deGrasse Tyson

by Kathleen Krull, Paul Brewer

Illustrations by Frank Morrison

First Release:

November 2018

ISBN: 9780399550256

Young Neil deGrasse Tyson was starstruck when he first visited the sky theater at the Hayden Planetarium in New York City. He couldn 't believe the crowded, glittering night sky at the planetarium was real --until a visit to the country years later revealed the impossible. That discovery was like rocket fuel for Neil 's passion about space. His quest for knowledge took him from the roof of his apartment building to a science expedition in northwest Africa, to a summer astronomy camp beneath a desert sky, and finally back home to become the director of the Hayden Planetarium, where it all began. Before long, Neil became America 's favorite guide to the cosmos.

This story of how one boy 's quest for knowledge about space leads him to become a star scientist is perfect for young readers who are fascinated by the universe, aspiring scientists, and the dreamer in all of us. It will ignite your own sense of wonder.

Authors ' note. Sources. Full-color illustrations.

  • ISBN: 9780399550256
    Format: Print Book
    Edition: Library edition with trade jacket added
    Publisher: Crown
    Page Count: 48
    Trim Size: 11" x 8 1/2"
    Authors: Kathleen Krull, Paul Brewer
    Accelerated Reader: Level: 5.2, Points: 0.5
    Lexile: Level: 870L
    Genre: Fic
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