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Ada and the Galaxies

By Alan Lightman, Olga Pastuchiv
Illustrated by Susanna Chapman

Stargazers rejoice! In his first book for children, renowned physicist Alan Lightman and collaborators, with help from the Hubble telescope, light up the night sky.

New York Times best-selling author Alan Lightman, in collaboration with Olga Pastuchiv, brings galaxies close in a stunning picture-book tribute to the interconnectedness of the natural world. Layering photographs taken from the Hubble telescope into charming and expressive art, illustrator Susanna Chapman zooms in on one child’s experiences: Ada knows that the best place for star-gazing is on the island in Maine where she vacations with her grandparents. By day, she tracks osprey in the trees, paddles a kayak, and hunts for shells. But she’s most in her element when the sun goes down and the stars blink to life. Will the fog this year foil her plans, or will her grandfather find a way to shine a spotlight on the vast puzzle of the universe . . . until the weather turns?

  • Alan Lightman is the bestselling author of Einstein's Dreams as well as many other books for adults
  • Ada and the Galaxies launches the MIT Kids imprint with an inter-generational look at the wonder and the possibilities of the Milky Way and galaxies beyond our own
  • Susanna Chapman (a former CWP employee) has incorporated actual photos from the Hubble telescope in her luminous artwork

About the author

Alan Lightman is a physicist and the best-selling author of Einstein's Dreams and other adult books. Modeled on his relationship with his granddaughter, Ada and the Galaxies is his first book for children. He is a professor at MIT and lives in Concord, Massachusetts. Olga Pastuchiv is a children’s book author, painter, and commercial illustrator living in Richmond, Maine.

About the illustrator

Susanna Chapman is an illustrator, muralist, and designer. Her books include Elizabeth Warren’s Big, Bold Plans, written by Laurie Ann Thompson. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee.

ISBN: 9781536215618
Imprint: MIT Kids Press
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: September 8, 2021
Dimensions: 250 x 259mm, 40pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $29.99
New Zealand RRP: $32.99
Stock Level: Not Yet Published

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