“The Boy With The Starry Head” tells the story of the astronomer Edwin Hubble by imagining the wondrous night sky of his childhood.
The picture book follows Hubble from his youth and paints his biography in a way that is both instructive and entertaining. We’re not the only ones who think so: the book has won several awards since its publication. The California Reading Association made it EUREKA! Non-Fiction Children’s Book Honor Award winner; Air & Space Magazine named it the Best Children’s Book of 2021; and it received rave reviews from Kirkus, Publisher’s Weekly and The New York Times.
If Hubble’s name sounds familiar, he’s the character whose name is given famous space telescope has been photographing space for over 30 years. Hubble is famous for determining that there are more galaxies than our own and that the universe is expanding.
The hardcover version of “The Boy With The Starry Head” is now available for $13.00 at Amazon. It’s almost $5 (28%) cheaper than its retail price.
The book will bring the magic of curiosity to your home this holiday season. Published earlier this year, the illustrated book beautifully combines the trio of theme questions – “How many stars are there in the sky? How did the universe begin? Where did it come from?” – with speckled stars and sweeping lines.
The 52-page book was written by children’s author Isabelle Marinov. Astrophysicist and science communicator Roberto Trotta collaborated on the book. Great illustrations created by Deborah Marcero.
Trotta and Marcero have other books on the subject of space, so check them out if you want to add to your universe collection.
Trotta’s 2014 book, “The Edge of the Sky: All You Need To Know About It All,” can be purchased in hardcover. at Amazon for $14.14.
If you want more of Marcero’s gorgeous illustrations (and you too), the first book in her Haylee and Comets series is out in 2021. Hardcover editions of ” Haylee and the Comet: A Story of Cosmic Friendship” is currently on sale for $13.60 at Amazon. The series is about a girl and her comet friend, and the next two books in their story will be published in 2022.
https://www.space.com/edwin-hubble-childrens-book-marinov-deal ‘The Boy With The Starry Head’, A Beautifully Illustrated Children’s Book About Edwin Hubble, Now On Sale