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Author and Book Spotlight: Pluto’s Secret: An Icy World’s Tale of Discovery

Pluto's Secret

Pluto’s Secret: An Icy World’s Tale of Discovery

About the Book: People, children especially, have been baffled, bewildered, and even outraged by the fact that Pluto is no longer called a planet. Through whimsical artwork and an entertaining dialogue format, Pluto’s Secret explains the true story of this distant world. Providing a history of the small, icy world from its discovery and naming to its recent reclassification, this book presents a fascinating look at how scientists organize and classify our solar system as they gain new insights into how it works and what types of things exist within it. The book includes a glossary and bibliography.


About the Author: Margaret A. Weitekamp, PhD, curates the National Air and Space Museum’s Social and Cultural Dimensions of Spaceflight collection. She lives in Burke, Virginia. David DeVorkin, PhD, is Senior Curator, History of Astronomy and the Space Sciences, at the Museum. He lives in Kensington, Maryland. Diane Kidd is an award-winning illustrator of children’s books and is Early Childhood Manager at the Museum. She lives in Takoma Park, Maryland.


Ages: 5 and up

Pages: 40

This title will be released on March 12, 2013



February 15, 2013 - Posted by | Author and Book Spotlight | , , , , , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. Thanks for reviewing this one. My one grandson is fascinated by Science and the planets.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

    Comment by carol L | February 21, 2013 | Reply

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