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The Resource Clear skies, Jessica Scott Kerrin ; interior illustrations by Emma Sakamoto

Clear skies, Jessica Scott Kerrin ; interior illustrations by Emma Sakamoto

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Clear skies
Title
Clear skies
Statement of responsibility
Jessica Scott Kerrin ; interior illustrations by Emma Sakamoto
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Language
eng
Summary
"It is the summer of 1961, and eleven-year-old Arno Creelman wants nothing more than to be an astronomer. Fortunately, his struggle with claustrophobia has little impact on his one true passion. Unlike his annoying friend Buddy, who wants to become an astronaut and is not at all bothered by the idea of flying in a cramped space capsule, Arno dreams of exploring the galaxies with powerful telescopes back on Earth. But first he has to enter a local radio contest and win a visit to the new observatory that is about to open near his town. The ribbon will be cut by Arno's idol, Jean Slayter-Appleton, a renowned astronomer whose weekly columns he clips for his own notebooks. When he finally manages to phone in and correctly answer the skill-testing astronomy question, which earns him an invitation to the opening, Arno is thrilled. Then a new boy moves to the neighborhood, and he seems to challenge Arno in every way. Robert even believes in astrology, which Arno argues is not a science at all. Before long, Arno is feeling left behind, on the outs with his friends and even abandoned by his beloved dog, Comet. And when Robert informs him that he has already been to an observatory, and tells Arno what the experience is actually like, Arno's dream becomes a cosmic nightmare."--
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Kerrin, Jessica Scott
Dewey number
jC813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Sakamoto, Emma
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Astronomy
  • Astronomical observatories
  • Claustrophobia
  • Self-doubt
  • Competition (Psychology)
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Clear skies, Jessica Scott Kerrin ; interior illustrations by Emma Sakamoto
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1080220163
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
183 pages
Isbn
9781773062402
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o1080220163
  • (OCoLC)1080220163
Label
Clear skies, Jessica Scott Kerrin ; interior illustrations by Emma Sakamoto
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1080220163
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
183 pages
Isbn
9781773062402
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o1080220163
  • (OCoLC)1080220163

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