The Girl Who Named Pluto: The Story of Venetia Burney

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The Girl Who Named Pluto: The Story of Venetia Burney


First Release:

August 2019

ISBN: 9781524768324

When Venetia Burney 's grandfather reads aloud from the newspaper about a new discovery --a "ninth major planet " that has yet to be named --her eleven-year-old mind starts whirring. She is studying the planets in school and loves Roman mythology. "It might be called Pluto, " she says, thinking of the dark underworld. Grandfather loves the idea and contacts his friend at London 's Royal Astronomical Society, who writes to scientists at the Lowell Observatory in Massachusetts, where Pluto was discovered. After a vote, the scientists agree unanimously: Pluto is the perfect name for the dark, cold planet.

Author 's note, with photograph of Venetia Burney as a child. Selected bibliography. Full-color illustrations were rendered in inks, in graphite powder, and digitally.

  • ISBN: 9781524768324
    Format: Print Book
    Edition: Library edition with trade jacket added
    Publisher: Schwartz & Wade
    Page Count: 40
    Trim Size: 10" x 11 1/2"
    Genre: Nonfic
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