Cover of Galaxies
Book 90 Astronomy 1968
Stars The Near East
1 spaceship-and-sun
Asimov fan
3 spaceships-and-suns
Target reader

The fourth entry in the series of short science books for very young children published by Follett, whose review is going to be virtually identical to that of Stars, the previous book (both in the series and Asimov’s listing—and yes, I’m cutting and pasting the review). Stars and Galaxies do not suffer quite as much from the passage of time as do The Moon and Mars, the earliest entries in the series. The science remains valid, the prose readable. The illustrations are more often photographs than paintings and so do not suffer the stylistic limitations of the pictures in Stars. I would definitely hand this to a child in the early years of grade school. Little of interest here to the Asimov fan, but definitely of interest to the target audience.

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