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The girl who named Pluto : the story of Venetia Burney

Author: Alice B McGinty; Elizabeth Haidle
Publisher: New York : Schwartz & Wade books, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Juvenile audience : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Picture books for children
Juvenile works
Biographies
Picture books
Instructional and educational works
Juvenile literature
Named Person: Venetia Burney; Venetia Burney; Venetia Burney
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alice B McGinty; Elizabeth Haidle
ISBN: 9781524768317 1524768316 9781524768324 1524768324
OCLC Number: 1047530465
Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations, color map ; 30 cm
Responsibility: Alice B. McGinty ; illustrated by Elizabeth Haidle.

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"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."--Amazon.com.

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