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The Boy Whose Head Was Filled with Stars: A Life of Edwin Hubble

The Boy Whose Head Was Filled with Stars: A Life of Edwin Hubble

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This is the story of Edwin Hubble, a boy fascinated by the stars who surmounted many hurdles to follow his dreams of becoming an astronomer. Using the insights of great mathematicians and endlessly observing the sky, he succeeded in confirming two things that altered human life forever: that there are more galaxies than our own, and that the universe is always expanding. Hubble's message to us is to find peace in the vastness of the mystery surrounding us, and to be curious. "We do now know why we are born into the world," he said, "but we can try to find out what sort of world it is."

Author: Deborah Marcero, Isabelle Marinov
Publisher: Enchanted Lion Books
Published: 01/19/2021
Pages: 52
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.95lbs
Size: 11.50h x 7.50w x 0.50d
ISBN: 9781592703173
Audience: Ages 9-12

Review Citation(s):
School Library Journal 10/01/2020 pg. 94
Booklist 12/01/2020 pg. 46
Kirkus Reviews 01/01/2021
Horn Book Magazine 01/01/2021 pg. 132
Publishers Weekly 02/01/2021
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 03/01/2021
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2021 - Superior,Well Above Average

About the Author
Deborah Marcero is the author and illustrator of In A Jar (Putnam) and My Heart Is A Compass (LBYR). Deborah has always loved photographing starry night skies, but by painting the stars through the discoveries of Edwin Hubble, the universe became much more vast than it was before for her too. You can find more of Deborah's books and drawings at or follow her on Twitter or Instagram @deborahmarcero.

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