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Simon, Seymour

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ISBN 10: 0688080022 / ISBN 13: 9780688080020
Published by Morrow Junior Books, 1988
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Publisher: Morrow Junior Books

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: First Edition; First Printing.

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Identifies the nature, locations, movements, and different categories of galaxies, examining the Milky Way and other known examples

About the Author:

Seymour Simon is a well-respected writer of more than 200 nonfiction books for young people. Mr. Simon has received four lifetime achievement awards, and in his honor, June 29th was named "Seymour Simon Day" in Houston, Texas. His HarperCollins titles include Destination: Mars, Crocodiles & Alligators, Wild Babies, Sharks, Wolves, Snakes, Big Cats, and Whales. Mr. Simon lives with his wife in Great Neck, New York.

In any discussion of outstanding authors of science hooks for children, the name Seymour Simon is one of the first mentioned. Teachers and librarians know they can depend on his books to present scientific information clearly andaccurately; children know that, whatever the subject, they can count on Seymour Simon to make science fun.

As the author of over 150 highly acclaimed science books (more than half of which have been named Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children by the National Science Teachers Association), Seymour Simon has introduced thousands of children to a staggering array of fascinating science subjects, including anatomy; storms and lightning; earthquakes and volcanoes; light, mirrors, and optical illusions; paper airplanes; stargazing, planets, and space; oceanography and water; and animals of all kinds. Also an accomplished writer of fiction, Mr. Simon is the creator of the popular Einstein Anderson series. His books capture the imagination and interest of children and encourage them to wonder, to learn-and to discover.

Mr. Simon credits his children; his grandchildren, Joel and Benjamin, and Chloe and Jeremy; and his twenty-three years as a science teacher for developing his direct, conversational writing style and his keen eye for subjects that will appeal to children. "Writing as if you're teaching and having actual contact with kids is important, " he says. "I try to write the way I talk. I'm always thinking about the effect my sentences will have on kids if they are read aloud." Mr. Simon also believes that a book about nature or science has to be more than just an answer book."

Although Seymour Simon left teaching more than ten years ago in order to devote himself to writing full-time, he still visits schools and talks to students as often as he can, because it is this all-important contact with children and their sense of scientific wonder that has made him one of their favorite writers. I haven't really given up teaching," says Mr. Simon, "and I suppose I never will, not as long as I keep writing."

Seymour Simon has been honored with the 1994 New York State Knickerbocker Award for Juvenile Literature; the 1996 Hope S. Dean Memorial Award; the Eva L. Gordon Award, presented by the American Nature Study Society, for his contribution to children's science literature; and the Washington Post/Children's Book Guild Award for Nonfiction for the body of his work. He writes and photographs from a house on a hill in the Hudson Valley of New York State, which he shares with his wife, Joyce.

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