The Secret Galaxy, our collaboration with our friend Fran Hodgkins and the great folks at Tilbury House, is designed to teach children about the Milky Way galaxy and the features of the night sky. Our goal in publishing this book is to spark the imagination in kids of all ages but especially those 6-11 years old - at home, in classrooms, libraries, nonprofit organizations, museums, planetariums and bookstores. This is the perfect book for a budding stargazer or astronomer!
"When you gaze into the sky at night, what do you see? Most of us see only the brightest stars because they are the only ones that can cut through the artificial light that overwhelms the night. But up there, beyond the haze of streetlights and buildings, lies the Milky Way - our home galaxy. The words and photos in The Secret Galaxy allow young readers to see the stars as never before." - Tilbury House Publishers
"Magnificent photographs of Earth scenes and the night sky are accompanied by solid informational text about the wonders of space. Highly recommended." - Seymour Simon, recipient of the AAAS/Subaru Lifetime Achievement Award for his lasting contribution to children's science literature
"This book has a gravitational force all its own, capturing readers with mesmerizing starry images and captivating poems, pulling us in on page one and keeping us hooked throughout." - Catherine Thimmesh, Sibert Medalist
"This is a charming and appealing book, presenting good scientific information in a lively and entertaining way. It will inspire even young children to appreciate the beauty and majesty of our incredible universe." - Ellen Jackson, author, The Mysterious Universe