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by Hopkinson, Deborah
Loosely based upon the childhood of Maria Mitchell, America's first woman astronomer, here is story of a girl who yearns for adventure.
- Age Groups Preschool, Early Elementary: K-3, Late Elementary: 4-6
- Book Type Fiction
- Publisher Simon & Shuster, 2003, New York, NY
- Caldecott Medal
- Most distinguished American picture book for children (annually).
- Newberry Medal
- Most distinguished contribution to American literature for children (annually).
- Coretta Scott King Award
- Distinguished books by authors and illustrators of African descent which promote an understanding and appreciation of the American dream (annually).
- Golden Kite Award
- Outstanding examples of text, illustration, fiction and nonfiction (four awards annually).
- Scott O'Dell Historical Fiction Award
- Outstanding work of historical fiction published by a U.S. publisher set in the New World.