What Miss Mitchell Saw

Illustrated by Diana Sudyka
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About The Book

Discover the amazing true story of Maria Mitchell, America’s first professional female astronomer.

Every evening, from the time she was a child, Maria Mitchell stood on her rooftop with her telescope and swept the sky. And then one night she saw something unusual—a comet no one had ever seen before! Miss Mitchell’s extraordinary discovery made her famous the world over and paved the way for her to become America’s first professional female astronomer.

Gorgeously illustrated by Diana Sudyka, this moving picture book about a girl from humble beginnings who became a star in the field of astronomy is sure to inspire budding scientists everywhere.

About The Author

Hayley Barrett is the author of three picture books, BabymoonWhat Miss Mitchell Saw, and Girl Versus Squirrel. She lives and writes outside of Boston, Massachusetts.

About The Illustrator

Diana Sudyka is a Chicago based illustrator. Early on, she created screenprinted gig posters for musicians but currently her illustration work focuses on young adult, middle grade, and children’s books. She has illustrated several volumes of the award-winning book series The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart and Circus Mirandus by Cassie Beasley, as well as the picture books Sometimes Rain by Meg Fleming and What Miss Mitchell Saw by Hayley Barrett. Visit her at DianaSudyka.com.

Product Details
  • Publisher: Beach Lane Books (September 2019)
  • Length: 40 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781481487603
  • Grades: P - 3
  • Ages: 4 - 8

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