Basher Science: Astronomy Out of this World!

Basher Science

Created & illustrated by Simon Basher, written by Dan Green




Trade Paperback

128 Pages



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Astronomy gives every important celestial body and concept its own page, where readers can learn its behaviors, likes, and dislikes up close and personal. From the flashy stars to the shadowy and strange objects that hang out like loners at the edges of the universe, no player goes unnoticed. Every profile has a hip anime-style portrait to round out the picture, but make no mistake: while the presentation is all style, the science is rock solid. The book includes a poster of the solar system in the back.


Praise for Basher Science: Astronomy

"Basher has created a portrait gallery of personified . . . celestial bodies in a hyper-cute, pastel cartoon style reminiscent of Japanese artist Takashi Murakami’s more extravagant flights . . . Green’s astro-narrative is both accurate and spiced with seldom-mentioned details . . . it could kindle (or in under motivated older readers, rekindle) interest in the topic. And it’s fun!"—School Library Journal

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Simon Basher is the creator and illustrator of The Periodic Table, Physics, and Biology.

Dan Green studied Natural Sciences at Cambridge University. Since graduating, he has written and edited many popular science titles and humorous books, become the editor of a South American national newspaper, worked as a travel writer, as well as developing and editing the wildly successful Horrible Science magazine collection. He is the “voice” of Basher’s bestselling science-made-easy books, and to date has written nine titles in the series.
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  • Created & illustrated by Simon Basher, written by Dan Green

  • Dan Green is a freelance science writer and editor.

    Simon Basher is an artist and designer who has fun playing in the world of contemporary character design. Inspired by a love of simple line work and a rich palette, his characters blend the edge of manga with the cuteness of Hello Kitty.