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You Are Stardust

You Are Stardust

Spring 2013 Picture Books
Ages: 4 & Up
Author: Elin Kelsey
Illustrator: Soyeon Kim
ISBN: 9781926973357
Hardcover Price: $18.95

You Are Stardust is the first picture book by environmental science educator Elin Kelsey, PhD. Its beautiful illustrations are photographs of 3D sculptures composed of paper and string by Soyeon Kim.

The book is a stunning exploration of the universe, from its largest stretches to its tiniest particles, and its link to individual people. "Every tiny atom in your body came from a star that exploded long before you were born," the second page explains. But that's not all. "From your head to your toes, inside and out, billions of teeny microorganisms live on planet You." Children will learn to appreciate that they are both part of a gigantic universe, and home to millions of life forms smaller than the eye can see.

After reading, remove the jacket from the hardcover book and explore photos of the seven dioramas Soyeon constructed for You are Stardust. For more information about the book, visit its website and find more science information, lessons plans, and making-of-the book articles.

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