Random House: Bringing You the Best in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Children's Books
Authors
Books
Features
Newletters and Alerts

Buy now from Random House

See more online stores - The Planet Gods

Buy now from Random House

  • The Planet Gods
  • Written by Jacqueline Mitton
    Illustrated by Christina Balit
  • Format: Hardcover Library Binding | ISBN: 9781426304491
  • Our Price: $25.90
  • Quantity:
See more online stores - The Planet Gods

The Planet Gods

Myths and Facts About the Solar System

Written by Jacqueline MittonAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Jacqueline Mitton
Illustrated by Christina BalitAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Christina Balit

The Planet Gods Cover

Bookmark,
Share & Shelve:

  • Add This - The Planet Gods
  • Email this page - The Planet Gods
  • Print this page - The Planet Gods
ABOUT THE BOOK ABOUT THE BOOK
Synopsis

Synopsis

With the addition of Ceres and Eris to our solar system, every library, school, and space-gazing, mythology-loving kid needs an updated look at the planets and the gods they represent. The Planet Gods is that volume: a new, reliable guide to the exciting recent developments in the world of astronomy from the experts here on planet Earth.

Distinguished astronomer and writer Dr. Jacqueline Mitton takes us on a fascinating tour of the planets of our Solar System, taking into account all the latest reclassifications of the heavens. A lyrical, poetic text explores the features of the planets and compares them to the gods of old who are their namesakes. Though many of the planets were named long before we had good scientific information about them, Mitton draws readers attention to some amazing coincidences. The veiled goddess Venus lends her name to a cloud-shrouded planet. The blue, stormy planet Neptune is named for the god of the sea.

The Planet Gods brings together for the first time the myths and truths of space science. Christina Balit’s sparkling magical illustrations, highlighted with metallic ink, make this a fantastic gift book, which will enthrall children of all ages.

Your E-Mail Address
send me a copy

Recipient's E-Mail Address
(multiple addresses may be separated by commas)

A personal message: