The Fire of Stars: The Life and Brilliance of the Woman Who Discovered What Stars Are Made Of

By Kirsten W. Larson
Illustrators Illustrated by Katherine Roy Edition

Hardcover edition

Publisher Chronicle Books Imprint Chronicle ISBN


The Fire of Stars: The Life and Brilliance of the Woman Who Discovered What Stars Are Made Of

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A poetic picture book celebration of the life and scientific discoveries of groundbreaking astronomer Cecilia Payne! Astronomer and astrophysicist Cecilia Payne was the first person to discover what burns at the heart of stars. But she didn't start out as the groundbreaking scientist she would eventually become. She started out as a girl burning with curiosity, chasing the thrilling lightning bolt of discovery, hoping one day to unlock the mysteries of the universe.

With lyrical, evocative text by Kirsten W. Larson and extraordinary illustrations by award-winning illustrator Katherine Roy, this moving biography powerfully parallels the kindling of Cecilia Payne's own curiosity and her scientific career with the process ofa star's birth, from mere possibility in an expanse of space to aneventual, breathtaking explosion of light.

More information about Cecilia Payne, with photograph. “A Star Is Born.” Time line. Bibliography. Full-color illustrations were rendered in pencil and walnut ink with added digital color. 
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