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The girl who named Pluto : the story of Venetia Burney / Alice B. McGinty ; illustrated by Elizabeth Haidle.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Library.

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Location Call Number Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Homer Public Library JB BURNEY 000162628 Children's Library -- Biography Place on copy / volume Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781524768317
  • ISBN: 1524768316
  • ISBN: 9781524768324
  • ISBN: 1524768324
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations, color map ; 30 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Schwartz & Wade books, [2019]

Content descriptions

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Includes bibliographical references.
Summary, etc.:
"When Venetia Burney's grandfather reads aloud from the newspaper about a new discovery--a "ninth major planet" that has yet to be named--her eleven-year-old mind starts whirring. She is studying the planets in school and loves Roman mythology. "It might be called Pluto," she says, thinking of the dark underworld. Grandfather loves the idea and contacts his friend at London's Royal Astronomical Society, who writes to scientists at the Lowell Observatory in Massachusetts, where Pluto was discovered. After a vote, the scientists agree unanimously: Pluto is the perfect name for the dark, cold planet. Here is a picture book perfect for STEM units and for all children--particularly girls--who have ever dreamed of becoming a scientist."
Subject: Burney, Venetia, 1919-2009.
Burney, Venetia, 1919-2009.
Burney, Venetia, 1919-2009.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Women.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Science & Technology.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Astronomy.
Pluto (Dwarf planet) > Juvenile literature.
Pluto (Dwarf planet)
Pluto (Dwarf planet)
Pluto (Dwarf planet)
Genre: Picture books.
Instructional and educational works.
Picture books for children.
Picture books.
Instructional and educational works.
Juvenile works.
Picture books.
Instructional and educational works.