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Comets, Stars, the Moon, and Mars by Douglas Florian
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Jun 09, 12

bookshelves: borrowed, read-in-college, read-in-2011
Read on March 08, 2011

For the astronomy project I was required to include one book of poetry. I chose Comets, Stars, the Moon and Mars: Space Poems and Paintings by Douglas Florian. Along with the poetry, it has delightful collage style illustrations.

It covers the solar system with a poem per planet. Pluto's poem tells how it has been "fired" or re-classed as a dwarf planet. The other minor plants have their own page. After finishing with Pluto it has a poem about comets, one about the constellations, one for black holes and finally one for the universe in general.

To further tie everything together some of the pages are die cut to allow a circular piece of the next illustration through. So what will appear to be a planet with star shaped continents will end up being part of the night time sky, and so forth.
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