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Science Comics: Solar System: Our Place in Space (Paperback)
With Science Comics, you can explore the depths of the ocean, the farthest reaches of space, and everything in between! These gorgeously illustrated graphic novels offer wildly entertaining views of their subjects.
In this volume, get up close and personal with Earth's nearest neighbors—Venus with its acid rainstorms, Saturn and its rings of ice, and the heart of it all, the Sun. Humans have always been fascinated by outer space and we’re learning more about our solar system every day. Did you know that our Solar System was born from a cloud of cosmic dust? That Jupiter’s red spot is really a raging storm? Join Sara, Jill, and their space-faring pets on a quest to learn more about the wonders of our Solar System—and beyond!
About the Author
Rosemary Mosco is a science writer and artist, and she’s passionate about sharing her love for the natural world. She writes and draws the science webcomic Bird and Moon and makes the urban nature webcomic Your Wild City in collaboration with fellow First Second author Maris Wicks.
Mosco has served in communications roles for nonprofits such as Mass Audubon and NPS, written for nature publications, and led unique nature walks. She holds an MS from UVM’s Field Naturalist and Ecological Planning Program.
If she could explore any place in the solar system, Mosco would travel to Jupiter’s moon Europa. Then she’d come back home and visit her favorite nature preserves on Earth, where she'd observe all the strange creatures and think about the possibilities for life on other planets.
Jon Chad was born and raised in Vermont. After completing the BFA Sequential Art program at Savannah College of Art and Design, he moved back to White River Junction, Vermont, where he now works at the Center for Cartoon Studies teaching screen-printing and bookmaking. He is the author of Leo Geo and His Miraculous Journey Through the Center of the Earth and Leo Geo and the Cosmic Crisis.
Praise for the Science Comics series:
"This series—written by a handful of authors—seems determined to offer a useful introduction to anything a curious grade-school student might wonder about. The insight behind these books is a powerful one. So much information about the world around us is actually better conveyed visually, through charts, illustrations, and sequential panels, than purely using words." —New York Times
"Like having a Time Life Science Library in comic books. Which is awesome!" —Popular Science
Praise for Science Comics: Solar System:
"Through a bubbly plot and charming graphic-novel illustrations, author Mosco and illustrator Chad (with colorist Healy) create a world in which learning really is fun and even the faraway Pluto comes within reach...An anything-but-boring introduction to the beautiful mysteries of the universe."—Kirkus
"A story line infused with humor and drama adds particular animation to this entry in the “Science Comics” series; budding astro-tourists in middle elementary grades will happily sign up for repeat journeys.–School Library Journal, starred review.