Comets, Stars, the Moon, and Mars by Douglas Florian
Space Poems and Paintings

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Blast off with Douglas Florian's new high-flying compendium, which features twenty whimsical poems about space.    From the moon to the stars, from the Earth to Mars, here is an exuberant celebration of our celestial surroundings that's certain to become a universal favorite among aspiring astronomers everywhere.     Includes die-cut pages and a glossary of space terms.
 

About Douglas Florian

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Douglas Florian is the creator of many acclaimed picture books, including UnBEElievables; Dinothesaurus, which received four starred reviews; Comet, Stars, the Moon and Mars, a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year and Horn Book Fanfare List selection; and Bow Wow Meow Meow, winner of the Gryphon Award and a Parents Magazine Best Book of the Year. He lives with his family in New York.
 
Published April 1, 2007 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 56 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Stunning mixed-media illustrations accompany a series of poems that celebrate the wonder and mystery of space.

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Some of Florian’s poems stumble on lumpy rhymes or fall flat (see “The Comet,” which begins: “Ice, rock, dirt / Metal and gas — / Around the sun / A comet may pass.”) Previous books better showcase his lively writing with subjects that are — quite literally — alive.

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