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The Resource The lonely existence of asteroids and comets, by Mark Weakland ; illustrated by Carlos Aón

The lonely existence of asteroids and comets, by Mark Weakland ; illustrated by Carlos Aón

Label
The lonely existence of asteroids and comets
Title
The lonely existence of asteroids and comets
Statement of responsibility
by Mark Weakland ; illustrated by Carlos Aón
Creator
Contributor
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In graphic novel format, explores asteroids and comets, including their formation, differences, and impact on life on Earth"--Provided by publisher
Member of
Writing style
Illustration
Review
(The following is a combined review for The Secret Lives of Plants!; The Lonely Existence of Asteroids and Comets; Rocks and the People Who Love Them; When Volcanoes Erupt!; and ) Gr 4 – 9 — Don't be fooled by the graphic-novel style format of this series; titles explore their subjects in depth. For example, in Volcanoes , readers are introduced to many different types of eruptions: Strombolian, Plinian, Surtseyan, etc. The volumes are unique and a bit quirky. The subtle humor in Rocks is quite endearing in its depiction of geologists' love for rocks and the many fascinating things they can learn from them. Some readers may find it disconcerting when subjects are anthropomorphized. For example, Volcanoes states that, "Mount Vesuvius in Italy erupted in furious anger," and in Asteroids and Comets , it's suggested that the title objects "live lonely lives." Though the format may make this content-rich series more attractive for many readers, it may disappoint those looking for a quick read because of the extensive detail. --Ragan O'Malley (Reviewed April 1, 2012) (School Library Journal, vol 58, issue 04, p98)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10116937
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Weakland, Mark
Dewey number
523.44
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Intended audience
  • 3-4
  • 3-9
  • 890L
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
MG
LC call number
QB651
LC item number
.W396 2012
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 4
  • 6
Nature of contents
bibliography
Reading level
5.8
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Aon, Carlos
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Graphic library. Adventures in science
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Asteroids
  • Comets
  • Asteroids
  • Comets
  • Cartoons and comics
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
The lonely existence of asteroids and comets, by Mark Weakland ; illustrated by Carlos Aón
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 31) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A lonely existence -- Home sweet solar system -- Comet tales -- Crash landing -- Wonders never cease
Control code
857545
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
32 pages
Isbn
9781429675468
Lccn
2011033563
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781429675468
Label
The lonely existence of asteroids and comets, by Mark Weakland ; illustrated by Carlos Aón
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 31) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A lonely existence -- Home sweet solar system -- Comet tales -- Crash landing -- Wonders never cease
Control code
857545
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
32 pages
Isbn
9781429675468
Lccn
2011033563
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781429675468

Library Locations

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