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Heart on Pluto

Written by Karl Jones & illustrated by Andrew J. Ross
Published by Penguin Workshop
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“A compelling, approachable, and adorable story to learn about the heart on Pluto and space in general.”

Jones and Ross collaboratively share the adventure of New Horizons, a satellite launched by NASA to travel to Pluto. On the way to its destination, the space probe sends images of its journey through the Solar System back to friends on Earth. As it travels, New Horizons shares some educational information about Pluto—it’s one of the farthest objects from the sun and Pluto used to be categorized as a planet but is now called a “dwarf planet.” When New Horizons reaches Pluto after nine years of travelling, it captures the discovery of a heart-shaped lake on Pluto along with the message that “it’s hard to feel lonely when there’s so much love way out here.” Ross’ fabulous and endearing illustrations and Jones’ personification of New Horizons make the science aspect of the story—though on the lighter side—feel approachable and appealing. While still being educational and containing some fun facts (cited and explained more in-depth at the end of the book), this read isn’t categorized as fact-filled, but is instead a lovely book that will spark an interest in learning about Pluto, NASA, and the Solar System at large. The additional love theme to the story provides for a surprising learning experience (who knew there was a heart on Pluto?!) and a sweet, adorable take on a space book.

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Love is everywhere, even in the fartherst reaches of the Solar System. On NASA’s first-ever mission to Pluto, the New Horizons satellite discovers that even when you’re far from home, you are loved.

New Horizons was the first NASA satellite to visit and take close-up images of Pluto. And though the journey was long and challenging, New Horizons discovered a message of love in the heart-shaped nitrogren ice lake on Pluto’s surface.

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Book Topics › spacecraft
Children's Books About Spacecraft
Book Topics › planets
Children's Books About Planets
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Who Wrote Heart on Pluto

Karl Jones

Karl Jones is an Associate Editor at Penguin Young Readers and has written numerous books for children, including a series of holiday-themed Activity Books honoring the traditions of Day of the Dead, Chinese New Year, Thanksgiving and Mardi Gras. He has also penned several Mad Libs titles including Day of the Dead Mad Libs, Kids’ Choice Award Mad Libs and Which Dude Are You?, as well as the forthcoming picture book, Life with My Family co-authored with Renee Hooker and illustrated by Kathryn Durst

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Karl Jones's Book Dedication

For my mom, whose heart could warm the entire solar system

Andrew J. Ross's Book Dedication

For the two brightest stars in my life, Sheryl and Isla

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