Blue Star, New Star

by Matthew C. Fleenor



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/31/2020

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 32
ISBN : 9781480889156
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x8.5
Page Count : 32
ISBN : 9781480889132

About the Book

blue star, new star; red star, old star
stars are born and stars get old
many secrets stars do hold
ageing stars puff out in red
it’s like a person’s graying head

What are the stars really like, and how do we know what they do? Are there different kinds of stars? How can we tell?

Blue Star, New Star  offers an introductory reader and an early portal into the realm of stars. It uses a rhyming cadence and repetitions of important words (colors, numbers, and phonetics) to appeal to a broad range of young readers. The prose text covers many basic concepts of astronomy, while the images reveal the beauty and wonder of the night sky as seen through the eyes of national satellite observatories.

Intriguing and engaging, this children’s exploration of astronomy provides an introduction to the science through memorable verses and prose explanation.

About the Author

Matthew C. Fleenor, PhD, is an astronomer, educator of undergraduate physics and astronomy at Roanoke College, and father of three. Much of his work at Roanoke provides the opportunity to communicate complex astronomical concepts to undergraduate nonscience majors and the public. He seeks to build wonder in everyone toward the natural world as a teacher, parent, and human. He currently lives in Virginia.