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Mars' First Friends - by Susanna Leonard Hill (Hardcover)

About this item


Number of Pages: 40

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Sub-Genre: Science & Nature

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Sourcebooks Wonderland

Age Range: 4-8 Years

Book theme: General

Author: Susanna Leonard Hill

Language: English

Street Date: June 2, 2020
TCIN: 79601745
UPC: 9781728205182
Item Number (DPCI): 247-39-5292
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported


About the Book

Mars is lonely--his father, the sun, denies him a pet and his sibling planets will not play with him--but when rovers Spirit and Opportunity arrive from Earth, he finally has playmates. Includes facts about the solar system, Mars, and the Mars rovers.

Book Synopsis

From the creators of New York Times bestseller Moon's First Friends comes a new, heartwarming story about the little red planet who just wants a pet! One of this year's best Mars books for kids!

In a solar system full of planets, Mars feels all alone. All Mars wants is someone to play with, but all of the planets are just too busy. Mars can't help but wonder...will he ever get a playmate? Until one day, Earth sends her little brother Mars his first friends: the rovers Spirit and Opportunity!

Learn about Mars' rovers through this universal story about man's--and Mars'--best friends--our beloved pets! With its charming prose and beautiful illustrations, this sweet solar system book is the perfect book for little adventurers searching for more books on pets and space books for kids.

Why readers love Mars' First Friends:
  • An educational and heartwarming story about Mars' rovers told from the unique perspective of Mars itself!
  • Educational back matter includes out-of-this world facts about the solar system, Mars, and his real-life pets--NASA's rovers
  • A sweet introduction to the solar system family makes this a great family read aloud perfect for bedtime

  • Review Quotes

    "A warm invitation to visitors wheeled or in boots: 'Come on over, rovers!" - Kirkus Reviews

    "Entertaining... Bright, cheerful art echoes the lively text, depicting the rovers' mission somewhat fancifully from Mars' perspective." - Booklist
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    Estimated ship dimensions: 1 inches length x 10 inches width x 10.2 inches height
    Estimated ship weight: 1.1 pounds
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