The Sky Is Not the Limit by Jérémie Decalf

Published by Eerdmans Books for Young Readers

Summary:  The space probe Voyager 2 narrates its journey from assembly to rocket launch to outer space.  It flies by Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune, with pages of black, starry space to show the distance and time between planets.  Finally, it heads for interstellar space, where our sun is just another star.  Both Voyager 2 and its twin Voyager 1 carry a Golden Record filled with photographs and recordings from Earth.  Includes a page and a half of additional information, the NASA website where updates and photos can be seen, and a map of the solar system on both sets of endpapers. Translated from French. 64 pages; grades 1-4.

Pros:  The simple, lyrical text and incredible illustrations that beautifully capture the vastness and wonder of space.  

Cons:  Readers will no doubt be left with plenty of questions about this amazing journey, so it would have been nice to have more additional resources.

4 thoughts on “The Sky Is Not the Limit by Jérémie Decalf

  1. Hi Gregg,

    Beautiful pictures, particularly the last one! Boy, those houses are right on the beach, aren’t they? As always, thanks for sending them. Glad you both got out for a walk on the beach.

    Love, Anne ________________________________


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