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Discover the amazing true story of Maria Mitchell, America’s first professional female astronomer.

Every evening, from the time she was a child, Maria Mitchell stood on her rooftop with her telescope and swept the sky. And then one night she saw something unusual—a comet no one had ever seen before! Miss Mitchell’s extraordinary discovery made her famous the world over and pa
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Hardcover, 40 pages
Published September 3rd 2019 by Beach Lane Books
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Melissa
This story is written about Miss Maria Mitchell an astronomer who a comet that nobody had ever seen before and received a medal because of this discovery. The structure of this book takes you on a journey through her life showing her curious and adventurous nature. It talks of how her father taught her and inspired her love for space. She was a woman of detail as she could pick up names easily. You feel a sense of growth as you follow her through the book as she grows up and becomes an inspirati ...more
Anneke Alnatour
Thee shut up! My eldest said to my second daughter while reading the book. They loved the use of language and the story.

It is definitely more geared towards older children, and the illustrations are fabulous, and so is the story telling. I truly enjoyed it and even found myself teary eyed in the end. I had never heard of Miss Mitchell, nor have we been to Nantucket, but if we ever decide to go, a visit to her house in order.

A great role model for girls and women!

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Kathy
Sep 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
In this biography of astronomer Maria Mitchell, I loved how the stars invade every picture and occasionally entwine with Miss Mitchell's outline. The end notes about her life not covered in the text are excellent and worth covering with older kids
Caterina
Oct 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Girl power. Stars. Planets. Comets. History. Family. Humility. Art. Not only did I learn about Maria Mitchell and astronomy, I discovered that coffee company names Starbucks and Folgers are also those of whaling families. #picturebooksrock
Mrs. Jessie Otto
Sep 17, 2019 rated it liked it
Beautiful illustrations.
Edward Sullivan
A beautifully illustrated, inspiring introduction to how Maria Mitchell became the first American professional female astronomer.
Earl
Oct 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
This gorgeous picture book tells the story of someone I didn't know before but am glad I do now. Readers will be inspired to look up at the stars after learning about Maria Mitchell and her accomplishments.
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