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Star Stuff: Carl Sagan and the Mysteries of the Cosmos
Star Stuff: Carl Sagan and the Mysteries of the Cosmos | Staephanie Roth Sisson
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For every child who has ever looked up at the stars and asked, "What are they?" comes the story of a curious boy who never stopped wondering: Carl Sagan.When Carl Sagan was a young boy he went to the 1939 World's Fair and his life was changed forever. From that day on he never stopped marveling at the universe and seeking to understand it better. "Star Stuff" follows Carl from his days star gazing from the bedroom window of his Brooklyn apartment, through his love of speculative science fiction novels, to his work as an internationally renowned scientist who worked on the Voyager missions exploring the farthest reaches of space. This book introduces the beloved man who brought the mystery of the cosmos into homes across America to a new generation of dreamers and star gazers.
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em_lemo
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This book was great. This is a biography that was published in 2014. This book is aimed more towards younger crowds due to the many illustrations and the explanations throughout the book, but no one is too young or two old to be intrigued/drawn in by this book.
The book is about a little boy who's name is Carl. He loves the sky and concepts of space, stars, and comparing how big the sun is to our small planets. He also shows interest in planets.

em_lemo My favorite line throughout this book has to be the beginning. In the beginning, one is greeted with the sun and the planets that are around and closest to it, and then continues to narrow the places to Brooklyn, NY; which is were Carl lives.
“Carl was curious about everything.“
This follows the introduction, but sets up the readers for a hint about what he may be curious about.
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jkraynak
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This short story has lots of cool images on the pages. It has an onset theme of accomplishing anything you set your mind to. It‘s story is about Carl Sagan and his history with space and stars.

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jkraynak

When I was a younger student, and still, I was very interesting in space, galaxies, the universe, stars, and everything else. So, I think this would be a great read in the classroom. It shows dreams turning into reality

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jkraynak

“We are star stuff harvesting sunlight.”

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ds111717

“We are star stuff harvesting sunlight.“

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ds111717

I would use this book in my classroom because it's very inspiring for even young children to see how it all started with a young boy who dreamed about space and wanted to learn more - now he is working on space crafts such as the Voyager. This book shows the possibilities are endless.

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ds111717
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Star Stuff written by Staephanie Roth Sisson. This book follows the life of Carl Sagan and his journey in becoming an internationally renowned scientist who marveled at the sight of the universe. This book could help children understand the past about how science and space used to be studied, to how it's evolved now.

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Lf196117

Carl was curious. He imagined what he could find if he could travel to the stars.

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Lf196117

This book would be perfect for an early childhood classroom. The text is short and big and quickly shows how Carl Sagan became the person he is.

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Lf196117
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This book is really short and to the point. Shown as a mix of a graphic novel and picture book, it represents the life of Carl Sagan and his fascination of stars and space. It's a great book that shows young readers that if they put their minds to it, they can accomplish anything they want.

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abbychlosta

“We are star stuff harvesting sunlight.“

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abbychlosta

I had no idea who Carl Sagan was before reading this book. This book did a great job of summarizing his life and accomplishments. It would be great for a lesson on space as well as imagination.

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abbychlosta
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Star Stuff by Stephanie Roth Sisson is a biography. It was published in 2014. This book was about the life of Carl Sagan. Sagan was a scientist who focused on space. The book tells us about a time when he was handed a book about stars as a child. He loved the book and it excited him very much. The book continues on to tell about his research and accomplishments like the launching of the Voyager probes.

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k.gauze
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“The Earth and every living thing are made of star stuff”

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k.gauze

This is a super beautiful book and it has a great story! I loved this book and would definitely read this to a future class!

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kh972417

“As the Voyagers continue their journey into interstellar space, they are carried by the imagination of a boy named Carl.“

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kh972417
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I loved the illustrations of this book. Some of the pages expanded with have an extra flap to further the image that was displayed. This made the book more interactive.

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kh972417
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I enjoyed this book about Carl Sagan. He did a lot of work with the astronauts from the Apollo mission, and other work with space crafts. I think this is a great book for children to read.

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sarabellini

The stars made the ingredients of life. Could those ingredients have resulted in life elsewhere too?

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sarabellini

I loved the illustrations in this book, how some of the pages had flaps, and how some of the pictures almost looked like a comic book drawing. This makes the book fun to read.

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sarabellini
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This book is about a boy, Carl Sagan, who went to the 1939 World's Fair. From there on out, he never stopped marveling at the universe and seeking to understand it better. This book follows Carl from his days star gazing from his bedroom window through his love of science fiction novels. He was the man who brought the mystery of the cosmos into homes across America.

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elijahsmith

“The earth and every living thing are made of star stuff”

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elijahsmith

I enjoyed the multi media aspects of this book.

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elijahsmith
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I enjoyed reading about the authors journey through his own imagination and space and the stars and all that‘s in between. It gives a look as to how we first went to space.

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mollywimmers1

“and continued farther than any other spaceship have gone before“

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mollywimmers1
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my favorite part was the page that pulled out it made the size approximicy so much better

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mollywimmers1
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I loved this book. I loved how it started with him as a child with a fascination and then he was so successful. I think it'd be a great addition to a classroom

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k.gauze
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In this biography about Carl Sagan there is amazing illustrations. I loved flipping through the pages because it was so beautiful. The story of Carl growing up interested in the stars and the world and then becoming a famous astronomer is so awesome to me. He went from a curious kid to Dr. Carl Sagan!

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Krisjericho
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I love when biographies for kids are well-written, not overly simplistic, and offer interesting information. This picture book biography of Carl Sagan is all three. My 4-year old loved it. It held his attention, and taught him something. We looked up pictures of Carl Sagan after, and checked to see where Voyager has been.

Suet624 So fun! 3y
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