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Don't Know Much About the Solar System [Hardcover]

By Kenneth C. Davis (Author) & Pedro Martin (Illustrator)
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Outline ReviewFive minutes with this book, and no one will be able to say they "don't know much about the solar system." Chock-full of facts, questions, and answers about the sun, gravity, planets, astronauts, space exploration, asteroids, the moon, and so much more, Kenneth C. Davis's Don't Know Much About the Solar System is a terrific resource for anyone interested in what's out there. Geared toward readers aged 6 to 9, the book uses a fun question-and-answer format, as well as riddles and humorous illustrations by Pedro Martin, to make learning about the solar system a positively sunny experience. Young readers discover why the moon is different shapes on different nights, which planets (besides Saturn) have rings, what's beyond the Milky Way, and why, if the earth is round, people on the other side don't fall off.

Davis, author of the bestselling Don't Know Much About History, has turned to a younger audience with his Don't Know Much About series. Don't Know Much About the 50 States is a great companion to the solar system title, while Don't Know Much About Planet Earth and Don't Know Much About Space work well for older readers. (Ages 6 to 9) --Emilie Coulter

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Can you really catch a shooting star?

Why is our galaxy called "the Milky Way"?

Is Pluto just a comic-book character?

The solar system is a big place with lots of big questions still to be answered. But now you can get a glimpse at what scientists know -- without even having to leave the planet! Find out about asteroids, meteoroids, and craters. Learn how to safely watch a solar eclipse. Discover what makes each planet special and why Earth stands apart from the others.
Kenneth C. Davis dispels many myths about the vast beyond in Don't Know Much About The Solar System. His question-and-answer format, accompanied by riddles and humorous illustrations, make learning about the solar system an out-of-this-world experience!

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Item Specifications...

Studio: HarperCollins
Pages   47
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 9.5" Height: 10.5"
Weight:   1 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Aug 31, 2001
Publisher   HarperCollins
Age  6-9
ISBN  006028613X  
ISBN13  9780060286132  
UPC  046594015952  

Availability  0 units.

More About Kenneth C. Davis & Pedro Martin

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Kenneth C. Davis is the New York Times bestselling author of A Nation Rising; America's Hidden History; and Don't Know Much About(R) History, which sold more than 1.6 million copies, and gave rise to his phenomenal Don't Know Much About(R) series for adults and children. He blogs regularly at

Kenneth C. Davis currently resides in New York, in the state of New York. Kenneth C. Davis was born in 1935.

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Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 9-12 > General
2Books > Subjects > Children > Science, Nature & How It Works > Astronomy & Space > Aeronautics & Space
3Books > Subjects > Children > Science, Nature & How It Works > Astronomy & Space > Astronomy
4Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 9-12
5Books > Subjects > Science > Astronomy > Astronomy
6Books > Subjects > Science > Astronomy > Solar System
7Books > Subjects > Teens > Authors, A-Z > ( D ) > Davis, Kenneth C.

Reviews - What do customers think about Don't Know Much About the Solar System?

Great information  Jan 16, 2007
The illustrations and photos are terrific. It is jam packed with information.
Very good  Jan 16, 2006
Nice book for a teaching your kids.
Any space buff will have fun with this book.  Aug 2, 2005
My six year old and 11 year old fact nuts sat spellbound for an hour and a half as I read this book with them, and it kept my interest as well.

The fun but factual text is interspersed with cute cartoons that my six year old enjoyed, and which helped fix certain ideas in all of our memories.

The only drawback...they wouldn't let me stop reading it!

I can't wait to try out Don't Know Much About Geography.
An Out of this World Experience.....  Oct 2, 2001
Do you know how old the universe is, why our galaxy is called the Milky Way, or why Venus is the smartest planet in the night sky? Do you know how far away outer space really is, if you could stand on Jupiter, or catch a shooting star? The answer to these and many other similar questions, can be found in Kenneth Davis' marvelous, fact filled, Don't Know Much About the Solar System. This is a book chock full of interesting information, fun facts and trivia and history about the universe, galaxy, solar system, planets, moons, asteroids, meteoroids, comets, stars, space exploration and astronomy. Mr Davis' text is written in an easy to read, question and answer, conversational style and complemented by Pedro Martin's humorous and engaging illustrations, that just add to the fun. Perfect for youngsters 8-12, Don't Know Much About the Solar System whets the appetite and leaves kids running to the library for more. So find out if there are aliens living on Mars, and enjoy!

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