Back of Book:
People, children especially, have been baffled, bewildered, and even outraged by the fact that Pluto is no longer called a planet. Through whimsical artwork and an entertaining dialogue format, Pluto’s Secret explains the true story of this distant world. Providing a history of the small, icy world from its discovery and naming to its recent reclassification, this book presents a fascinating look at how scientists organize and classify our solar system as they gain new insights into how it works and what types of things exist within it
The world of outer space continues to be a mystery in many aspects. We are still learning exciting new things about the great beyond. I loved Pluto’s Secret because it teaches children about the great mystery of Pluto. Is Pluto a planet? Or something different? I loved that this book is written by someone who works in the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. This is not just a story about a planet, but a history of why scientists want to study and understand Pluto in the first place. I love that this book teaches about the scientists who discovered Pluto, and believed it to be something special. As a teacher, I learned several new aspects of space that I had never learned about. I loved that the back of the book has a glossary, and a note from the museum. This book is a must for any space unit.
Ages 7 and up