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The Boy Whose Head Was Filled with Stars: A Life of Edwin Hubble

The Boy Whose Head Was Filled with Stars: A Life of Edwin Hubble

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This beautifully illustrated biography of Edwin Hubble explores the curiosity that he possessed from a young age, and the many questions that he asked about our universe. This book invites children to ponder these questions as well: How many stars are in the sky? How did the universe begin? Where did it come from?

★ A New York Public Library Best Book for Kids of 2021
★ A Marginalian (formerly Brain Pickings) Loveliest Children's Book of 2021
★ A Bank Street College of Education Best Book of 2022, of Outstanding Merit
★ An Air & Space Magazine Best Children's Book of 2021
★ A EUREKA! Nonfiction Children's Book Honor Award Winner (California Reading Association)
★ Nominated for a 2023 Beehive Award for Children's Informational Books (Children's Literature Association of Utah)

This is the story of Edwin Hubble, a boy fascinated by the stars who surmounted many hurdles to follow his dreams of becoming an astronomer. Using the insights of great mathematicians and endlessly observing the sky, he succeeded in confirming two things that altered human life forever: that there are more galaxies than our own, and that the universe is always expanding. Hubble's message to us is to find peace in the vastness of the mystery surrounding us, and to be curious. "We do now know why we are born into the world," he said, "but we can try to find out what sort of world it is."

Author: Deborah Marcero, Isabelle Marinov
Publisher: Enchanted Lion Books
Published: 01/19/2021
Pages: 52
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.95lbs
Size: 11.50h x 7.50w x 0.50d
ISBN: 9781592703173

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 4.8
Point Value: 0.5
Interest Level: Lower Grade
Quiz #/Name: 513088 / Boy Whose Head Was Full of Stars: A Life of Edwin Hubble

Review Citation(s):
School Library Journal 10/01/2020 pg. 94
Booklist 12/01/2020 pg. 46
Kirkus Reviews 01/01/2021
Horn Book Magazine 01/01/2021 pg. 132
Publishers Weekly 02/01/2021
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 03/01/2021
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2021 - Superior,Well Above Average

About the Author
Deborah Marcero is the author and illustrator of In A Jar (Putnam) and My Heart Is A Compass (LBYR). Deborah has always loved photographing starry night skies, but by painting the stars through the discoveries of Edwin Hubble, the universe became much more vast than it was before for her too. You can find more of Deborah's books and drawings at or follow her on Twitter or Instagram @deborahmarcero.

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