Out of This World by Amy Sklansky
Poems and Facts about Space

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Amy Sklansky and Stacey Schuett give young explorers the moon and stars and beyond! The mysteries of the universe and the science of space exploration are perennialy popular subjects, and Out of This World is a wonderful introduction. Amy Sklansky has written evocative poems about planets and stars and rockets and moon landings and satellites. Each poem is supported by additional facts and explanations in the margins. Stacey Schuett brings it all to life with color-soaked skies and beautiful perspectives in her fabulous paintings.  Space is a subject too grand for poetry or prose alone, so this book offers both to help readers truly appreciate our place in space.
 

About Amy Sklansky

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AMY SKLANSKY worked as a children’s book editor for several years before becoming a full-time writer. Her books include From the Doghouse: Poems to Chew On, Where Do Chicks Come From?, My Daddy and Me, and The Duck who Played the Kazoo. You can read more about Amy and her work at AmySklansky.com.STACEY SCHUETT is the author-illustrator of many wonderful picture books, including Somewhere in the World Right Now, and the illustrator of many more including Spring Thaw by Stephen Schnur. You can learn more about Stacey and her work at StaceySchuett.com.




Author Residence: St. Louis, MO.



Author Hometown: Tennessee, TNSTACEY SCHUETT is the author-illustrator of many wonderful picture books, including Somewhere in the World Right Now, and the illustrator of many more including Spring Thaw by Stephen Schnur. You can learn more about Stacey and her work at StaceySchuett.comIllustrator Residence: Northern California, NC
 
Published September 4, 2012 by Alfred A. Knopf BFYR. 40 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Each of these 20 short poems for young readers is accompanied by information on the geography of space and its human exploration, exemplified by the Apollo 11 mission.

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I loved this poem because he described different things about the planets like Saturn’s rings and how Uranus is a toppled planet.

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Portland Book Review

This collection of poems and facts resurrects some of the joy and wonder of space for old enthusiasts and for the next generation.

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(Middle schools, high schools, small libraries, all libraries, etc.) Upper elementary schools and public libraries for Juvenile poetry collections.

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