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Book Review – Out of This World By Jacob Berkowitz

Out of This World offers grandparents the opportunity to change the way they and their grandchildren view the night sky and what might be “out there.” We’re in the midst of a scientific revolution on par with the time of Galileo. We’re searching for the first earth-like planet beyond our solar system, and there’s a good chance we’ll find it during your grandchildren’s lifetime. Out of This World tells the amazing story of this search.

It’s a great book for reading together. When people ask me what age group my books are for, I answer: for ages five to 95. This isn’t a marketing ploy. I write about topics that will be as new to adults as to children. The key is that the story is told in a way that’s accessible and engaging for children. My first book, Jurassic Poop: What Dinosaurs (and Others) Left Behind, which kids love, was recommended for use as a good overview introductory university text!

Out of This World has broad appeal, particularly for boys and girls curious about our place in the universe – and whether or not there are others out there whom we could one day call cosmic cousins.

Out of This World: The Amazing Search for an Alien Earth
Kids Can Press, 2009
40 pages

Jacob Berkowitz is an award-winning author and performer with a love for turning science into story. His children’s books share the wonder of discovery on cutting-edge science topics, from the ancient secrets revealed by coprolites (fossil poop) to the current search for a living planet around another star, an alien Earth. For both of his books, he’s created interactive theatrical shows that he’s performed in hundreds of school and libraries in Canada.
He lives in the small town of Almonte, Ontario, Canada with his artist-wife Rosemary Leach and his two children (and most useful literary critics) Max and Francesca.
For more information, please see www.jacobberkowitz.com


Christine Crosby

About the author

Christine is the co-founder and editorial director for GRAND Magazine. She is the grandmother of five and great-grandmom (aka Grandmere) to one. She makes her home in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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