Star Stuff, Carl Sagan and the Mysteries of the Cosmos
by Stephanie Roth Sisson
Roaring Book Press, 2014
Geared for 4-8 year olds, this biography introduces Carl Sagan, the man that brought ‘Star Stuff’ to television and helped open American hearts into the mysteries of space.
The opening illustration features the Milky Way Galaxy, with an arrow pointing to our galaxy’s sun. Then the reader sees the planet earth, the America continents, a city, and an apartment in which lived a boy named Carl, a boy fascinated with the world around him. In 1939 his parents take him to the world’s fair where his imagination explodes with possibilities and he focuses on space. Starting at his local library, he satiates himself with knowledge about the stars and his dreams take shape. The story follows Carl’s life until a small bit of Carl’s enthusiasm is shown in space.
The story shows how dreams, and a lot of hard work, can change the world. A must read for future astronauts!