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The Boy Whose Head Was Filled with Stars: A Life of Edwin Hubble

The Boy Whose Head Was Filled with Stars: A Life of Edwin Hubble

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By Isabelle Marinov & Illustrated by Deborah Marcero

This is the story of Edwin Hubble, a boy fascinated by the stars whosurmounted many hurdles to follow his dreams of becoming anastronomer. Using the insights of great mathematicians and endlesslyobserving the sky, he succeeded in confirming two things that alteredhuman life forever: that there are more galaxies than our own, and that theuniverse is always expanding. Hubble's message to us is to find peace inthe vastness of the mystery surrounding us, and to be curious. 'We do nowknow why we are born into the world,' he said, 'but we can try to find outwhat sort of world it is.'

Isabelle Marinov speaks four languages fluently, but for a reason that defies her, English is her preferred language for prose. She likes to write across genres and has always been fascinated by physics and astronomy, but since her brain wasn't wired for those, she studied law instead. The Boy Whose Head Was Filled With Stars marks Isabelle's picture book debut.

Deborah Marcero is an artist and author. Her favorite mediums are ink (with brush and pen), pencil (HB), watercolor, gouache, colored pencil, charcoal and digital. She lives, draws and writes in Duluth, Minnesota, when she isn't in Vermont, where she is currently on the faculty at the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA program in Writing for Children and Young Adults. Her most recent book In A Jar" (Putnam, 2020) has received multiple starred review, is a #1 Indie Bestseller, and a Junior Library Guild Selection. Deborah has always loved photographing starry night skies, but by painting the stars through the discoveries of Edwin Hubble, the universe became much more vast than it was before for her too.