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She caught the light : Williamina Stevens Fleming : astronomer / written by Kathryn Lasky ; illustrated by Julianna Swaney.

Lasky, Kathryn, (author.). Swaney, Julianna, (illustrator.).

Available copies

  • 1 of 2 copies available at Sage Library System.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Hood River County Library District. (Show)

Current holds

0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Summary:

"Ever since Williamina Fleming was little she was curious, and her childhood fascination with light inspired her life's work. Mina became an astronomer in a time when women were discouraged from even looking through telescopes. Yet Mina believed that the universe, with its billions of stars, was a riddle--and she wanted to help solve it. Mina ultimately helped to create a map of the universe that paved the way for astronomers. Newbery Honor-winning Kathryn Lasky shares her incredible true story." -- Dust jacket.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library J EARLY 921 FLEMING (Text) 33892100734582 Children's New Books Book None 04/21/2021 Available -
Baker County Library 520.92 .F546l 2021 (Text) 37814003334662 JUV NON-FICTION - NEW Book System_Only_3months 07/15/2021 In process -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062849304
  • ISBN: 0062849301
  • Physical Description: 34 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2021]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (page 33).
Summary, etc.:
"Ever since Williamina Fleming was little she was curious, and her childhood fascination with light inspired her life's work. Mina became an astronomer in a time when women were discouraged from even looking through telescopes. Yet Mina believed that the universe, with its billions of stars, was a riddle--and she wanted to help solve it. Mina ultimately helped to create a map of the universe that paved the way for astronomers. Newbery Honor-winning Kathryn Lasky shares her incredible true story." -- Dust jacket.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 4-8.
Subject: Fleming, Williamina P. 1857-1911 > Juvenile literature.
Women astronomers > Juvenile literature.
Women in astronomy > Juvenile literature.
Astronomers > Juvenile literature.
Genre: Biographies.
Picture books.
Summary: "Ever since Williamina Fleming was little she was curious, and her childhood fascination with light inspired her life's work. Mina became an astronomer in a time when women were discouraged from even looking through telescopes. Yet Mina believed that the universe, with its billions of stars, was a riddle--and she wanted to help solve it. Mina ultimately helped to create a map of the universe that paved the way for astronomers. Newbery Honor-winning Kathryn Lasky shares her incredible true story." -- Dust jacket.

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