Just Right: Searching for the Goldilocks Planet
Author: Curtis Manley; illustrated by Jessica Lanan
Do you wonder
are the only beings who wonder
if they are alone
in the universe?
Our sun is a star.
In the night sky are all kinds of stars,
and orbiting those stars
are planets like the ones in our own solar system.
Could those planets have life
like we do on Earth?
Planet Earth is not too big,
not too small, not too hot,
and not too cold. It’s just right.
Our very own Goldilocks planet . . . .
Follow a young girl
as she explores these questions
in this gorgeous book about the wondrous search
for another Goldilocks planet.
Roaring Brook Press
In The News
★ "The enthusiastic main character lightens what could be weighty scientific information, providing an entry point for newcomers. Lanan’s pleasing, watercolorlike artwork moves between expansive visions of outer space and panels that highlight key concepts. VERDICT An ideal addition for libraries building or updating STEAM collections."—School Library Journal, starred review
"Richly informative prose and intimate yet expansive art show a child’s contagious enthusiasm for the book’s subject." —Publishers Weekly