Book Description Using a \"house that Jack built\" repetitive prose structure, Hartland details the steps that brought a meteor from outer space, across the eastern US, to the roof of a car in Peekskill, New York, and thereafter to be verified, tested, and exhibited at the American Museum of Natural History. Hartland traces the space rock\'s path by showing how it connected to people—e.g., fans at a football game noticed it, the police attributed it to vandals, firefighters cooled it off, etc.   Selling Points Science as entertainment: Though told with Hartland\'s signature humor and accessible style, the book\'s facts have been vetted at each step by experts affiliated with the American Museum of Natural History. Kid-appeal: At the AMNH and other science museums throughout the US, meteor exhibits are seen by thousands of kids each year. Hartland knows how to make this big rock feel interesting and personal. School-appeal: Breaks down complex actions and processes in kid-friendly terms and includes pages of fascinating meteor details. Perfect for book reports, too! Track record!: The first two “How the...” books have earned starred reviews and solid, ongoing sales. $17.99 US


  • 40 pages
  • 11 x 9 inches
  • children ages 6+
  • 4 colors
  • Hardcover with Jacket

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  • Portuguese (Brazil)
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  • Dutch
  • French
  • Spanish

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