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CAROLINE'S COMETS: A TRUE STORY

Caroline's Comets
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
McCully
Author's First Name: 
Emily Arnold
Publisher: 
Holiday House
Publication Date: 
2017
2017 Nomination (not yet selected): 
A picture book biography of the first professional woman scientist and "The Hunter of Comets". Caroline Herschel first discovered astronomy because of the interest/work of her brother and became his assistant. But later she made discoveries on her own. The difficulties of her life are included here as well as the accomplishments and end notes help clarify some of the points made in the book (i.e. a definition for the word nebulae). The attractive vivid illustrations add to the appeal of the book. Edie Ching (up to 7)
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