Journey Around the Sun
The Story of Halley's Comet
by James Gladstone
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Pub Date 15 Mar 2021 | Archive Date 11 May 2021
Owlkids Books, Owlkids
Halley’s Comet, visible from Earth only once every 75 years, tells its own story in this unique informational picture book. With each return of the comet, the book highlights human life at that time, and how science has advanced toward a greater understanding of our universe.
Told in minimal, poetic text paired with detailed captions for context, the book begins with sightings in ancient civilizations, where for centuries, the comet was a mystery recorded in art and writing. From Edmond Halley’s successful prediction of the comet’s return in 1758, through the advent of technologies like cameras and eventually a spacecraft that photographed its ice core, Halley’s Comet tells an inspiring and wide-reaching story of scientific advancement and cultural history.
The book closes by inviting readers to wonder what our world might look like the next time Halley’s Comet is visible from earth, expected in 2061. What will the comet “see,” next time it passes by on its journey?
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Average rating from 55 members
A fascinating and magical picture book about Halley's comet. 'Journey Around the Sun' features stunning illustrations, astronomy, and the history of Halley's comet and how it was perceived by humans. This book really captures the wonder and magic that we feel about space while providing accurate scientific and historical information. I would recommend this book for children in early elementary school. Aspiring astronomers will love this book!
Thank you OwlKids Books and NetGalley for providing this ARC.
‘Journey Around the Sun’ is a gorgeously illustrated resource depicting the story of Hailey’s Comet featuring history and astronomy. Told from Halley’s Comets perspective throughout history, readers explore the wonder of space with bite-sized information. I found the narration great for children as the accompanying text is informative whilst minimal and therefore not overwhelming.
Also, I love the illustration. The art style is whimsical and adorable. I found the illustrations engaging and suitable, utilising a beautiful colour scheme and cute graphics.
Overall, ‘Journey Around the Sun’ is a magical read, perfect for young enquiring minds and fans of astronomy and stargazers. A highly-recommended read.
Thank you to NetGalley and the publishers for providing me with a copy of this in exchange for an honest review.
This review will be posted on my blog closer to the publication date.
Journey Around the Sun is a beautifully illustrated book that teaches young readers about space and comets. It teaches the history of Haley's comet along with the astronomy, making for a great read for little ones.
Many thanks to Owlkids Books and NetGalley for the advance copy.
This is a beautifully illustrated book with a well-told story. The illustrations are gentle yet engaging, and the text story-like while imparting factual information. My son after reading it said " I wish I could blast off into this book!"
Journey Around the Sun is a non-fiction book about Halley's Comet, a comet that is visible from Earth every 80 years or so. It's told from the comet's point of view.
This was a cute book. And I actually learnt a lot, I don't think I had heard about this comet before and it was pretty interesting. I quite liked the art. I also liked seeing the world through the comet's eyes and learning about where it's been seen in our History. All in all, this was a good surprise.
A beautifully illustrated history of Halley's Comet. The illustrations were a highlightof this story, and help to tell the story alongside the text. Recommended for early elementary students or younger as a read aloud. A beautiful STEM book, that could encourage artistic renderings of their own comets.
Journey around the sun by James Gladstone is a wonderful work. The pictures are beautiful and the authors way with words have made this book one of my children’s favorites.
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