My Place in Space

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Henry tells the bus driver exactly where he lives, positioning himself precisely in the universe.

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Robin Hirst was appointed Director of the Melbourne Planetarium with Museum Victoria in 1981. He is currently Director, Collections Research and Exhibitions for Museum Victoria, Australia's largest museum organisation.Sally Hirst is a Director of a consultancy company that solves problems, develops business ideas and marketing plans for Australian museums, galleries, libraries, parks and gardens. Roland Harvey is one of Australia's best-loved illustrators. His books include At the Beach, In the Bush and In the City and the Bonnie + Sam series - The Horses and Ponies of Currawong Creek, in collaboration with Alison Lester.Joe Levine worked in an art studio from age 16. He has a Bachelor of Arts (Eng. Lit), is currently completing a master's degree in Renaissance Studies and he has a lively interest in literature, classical music, jazz, judo and karate.

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Kindergarten-Grade 3-- A bus driver injudiciously asks Henry Wilson and his sister Rosie if they know where they live, and Henry obliges in giving his address--extended to the nth degree. As darkness falls and the streets of the small Australian town buzz with all sorts of strange activity, Henry continues his explanation, giving the bus driver an astronomy lesson that omits only the mind of God from the "complete" address. The darkening sky contains precise, almost photographic renderings of the astral phenomena being named, while the goings-on in the village, including a bank robbery, a small green alien wandering about, and signs that keep mutating slightly, are portrayed in scraggly cartoons reminiscent of James Stevenson's work. The mixture works perfectly, and while the bus involved isn't Joanna Cole's "Magic School Bus" (Scholastic), it is certainly an entertaining package that will introduce youngsters to astronomy, add humor to primary-grade science lessons, or just keep the kids occupied as they try to see all that's going on in the detailed drawings a la Waldo .
-Elaine Fort Weischedel, Turner Free Library, Randolph, MA
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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