Starstruck: The Cosmic Journey of Neil deGrasse Tyson (Paperback)

Starstruck: The Cosmic Journey of Neil deGrasse Tyson By Kathleen Krull, Paul Brewer, Frank Morrison (Illustrator) Cover Image
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A picture-book biography about science superstar Neil deGrasse Tyson, the groundbreaking American astrophysicist whose work has inspired a generation of young scientists and astronomers to reach for the stars! Perfect for STEM curricula and readers of all ages.

Young Neil deGrasse Tyson was starstruck when he first visited the sky theater at the Hayden Planetarium in New York City. He couldn't believe the crowded, glittering night sky at the planetarium was real--until a visit to the country years later revealed the impossible.

     That discovery was like rocket fuel for Neil's passion about space. His quest for knowledge took him from the roof of his apartment building to a science expedition in northwest Africa, to a summer astronomy camp beneath a desert sky, and finally back home to become the director of the Hayden Planetarium, where it all began. Before long, Neil became America's favorite guide to the cosmos.

     This story of how one boy's quest for knowledge about space leads him to become a star astrophysicist is perfect for young readers who are fascinated by the universe, aspiring scientists, and the dreamer in all of us. It will ignite your own sense of wonder.

About the Author

Kathleen Krull is an award-winning author of a number of highly praised nonfiction books for children, including The Boy Who Invented TV and the Lives Of series. She lives in San Diego. For more, visit her on Facebook or at
Paul Brewer has collaborated with his wife, Kathleen Krull, on several books for children. He lives in San Diego. For more, visit him at

Frank Morrison has illustrated more than twenty children's books, including the Coretta Scott King-John Steptoe Award winner Jazzy Miz Mozetta and the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book Little Melba and Her Big Trombone. He lives in Atlanta.

Praise For…

"A stellar biography for young readers who have their eyes on the stars." —School Library Journal, starred review

"An informative and entertaining title for aspiring young scientists." —Kirkus Reviews

"Inspirational and informative, this will make a popular addition to biography and STEM collections." —Booklist

"This uplifting biography captures its subject’s relatability, natural curiosity, and infectious enthusiasm for science." —Publishers Weekly

"Krull distills Tyson’s infectiousness for a picture book audience" —The Bulletin

Product Details
ISBN: 9780399550270
ISBN-10: 0399550275
Publisher: Dragonfly Books
Publication Date: September 8th, 2020
Pages: 48
Language: English