In this book you find out about the many obstacles that have been overcome so planes and people can soar through the sky. [This text is listed as an example that meets Common Core Standards in English language arts for K-1 at http://www.corestandards.org.]
Inspired by Tilbury House s award-winning, Kirkus-starred book The Secret Pool (2013)A lyrical narrative voice (the voice of the Milky Way galaxy itself) is augmented by sidebars filled with amazing facts and insights about our galaxy, and by extension, our universe. Features Mike Taylor's extraordinary night sky photography and breathtaking NASA images of the births and deaths of stars and galaxies. Combines a read-aloud bedtime story with accessible, scientifically accurate sidebar features. The perfect book for a budding stargazer or astronomer. The Tilbury House Nature Book series brings the natural world to life for young readers. Each book aims for the highest standards of scientific accuracy and storytelling magic.
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