The Secret Galaxy is partially told through the voice of the Milky Way. This lyrical and informative narrative blends the wonders of art and science. Author Fran Hodgkins and Astrophotographer Mike Taylor team up to inspire young and budding astronomers with their engaging scientific non-fiction book The Secret Galaxy.
At each turn of the page, readers are provided with a lyrical narrative of the sky, scientifically informative sidebars, and magnificent photographs offering the “highest standards of scientific accuracy”. Both Earth and Sky scenes are provided by stunning photographs that one may not see without the use of sophisticated lenses and a talented photographer.
The Junior Library Guild Selection is awarded for the Science Non-Fiction category of A Secret Galaxy and suitable for Grades 2-6. Readers see the sky from different vantage points and will read about the myriads of wonders filling our night sky.
The Secret Galaxy is a suitable find for Alberta Grade 6 students doing cross curricular study.