The Girl Who Named Pluto: The Story of Venetia Burney
The Girl Who Named Pluto: The Story of Venetia Burney
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The Girl Who Named Pluto: The Story of Venetia Burney

Written by Alice B. McGinty
Published by Schwartz & Wade Books
Prices as of Jan 14

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An empowering, inspiring–and accessible!–nonfiction picture book about the eleven-year-old girl who actually named the newly discovered Pluto in 1930. 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.

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    Book Details

    ISBN
    9781524768317
    Publication Date
    May 14, 2019
    Page Count
    40
    Word Count
    1141
    Reading Age
    6 - 9 years
    Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
    2018032227
    ASIN/ISBN 10
    1524768316
    Lexile® Level
    830L
    ATOS® Book Level
    4.5
    Accelerated Reader® Points
    0.5
    Accelerated Reader Quiz
    503320
    Accelerated Reader Interest Level
    LG

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