Maria's comet

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Atheneum Books for Young Readers,
Pub. Date:
1st ed.
Accelerated Reader:
IL: LG - BL: 4.2 - AR Pts: 0.5
Lexile measure:
AD: Adult Directed 1000L
Maria longs to be an astronomer -- wish that burns as brightly as a star. But girls in the nineteenth century don't grow up to be scientists, especially those who are needed at home. Each night when her papa sweeps the sky with his telescope, Maria sweeps the floor below, imagining all the strange worlds he can travel to from the rooftop of their Nantucket home.Then one night Maria finally gets her chance to look through her papa's telescope. For the first time, she beholds the night sky stretching endlessly above her, and her dream of exploring the comets and constellations seems close enough to touch.Loosely based on the childhood of Maria (pronounced ma-RYE-ah) Mitchell, America's first woman astronomer, and illuminated by Deborah Lanino's star-swept illustrations, here is an exquisitely told story of a girl who yearns for adventure beyond her limited circumstances, and sets out to follow her heart.
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Grouped Work ID 1362cf19-9fd3-b250-e366-dd10899c47e0
Grouping Title maria s comet
Grouping Author hopkinson deborah
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2017-10-23 04:52:00AM
Last Indexed 2018-09-22 06:37:39AM

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display_description As a young girl, budding astronomer Maria Mitchell dreams of searching the night sky and some day finding a new comet.
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publishDate 1999
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subject_facet Astronomers -- Juvenile fiction, Comets -- Juvenile fiction, Mitchell, Maria, -- 1818-1889 -- Juvenile fiction
title_display Maria's comet
title_full Maria's comet / written by Deborah Hopkinson ; illustrated by Deborah Lanino
title_short Maria's comet
topic_facet Astronomers, Comets, Mitchell, Maria