Monday, July 24, 2017
Voyager's Greatest Hits- The Epic Trek to Interstellar Space by Alesandra Siy
Another Monday, another amazing Middle-Grade post! Today I am looking into outer space :) with the book, Voyager's Greatest Hits- The Epic Trek to Interstellar Space by Alexandra Siy.
The title, contents and chapter titles are based on the "Golden Record" that was attached to each Voyager probe. An LP record that includes the music of Chuck Berry, Bach Beethoven, a Navajo chant, the Chinese folk song, "Flowing Streams", and a Peruvian wedding song- the Earth's greatest hits, get it, :)? I wish the book had actually spent more time on the record. I'm so interested in knowing all the details about it, and I bet kids would be too. The reason I wanted to review this book was based on the title, Voyager's Greatest Hits, so I thought most of the book would be about the record, not just one section in the ending chapter.
Now, back to the contents, which are separated into tracks, and include the probes journey's past Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. Along the way are actual photos that were sent back by the probes, which use eight track tapes to record everything! Wow, what a treat! I really wanted more pictures. I would have loved to have seen double the full colored spreads. There weren't enough considering how many thousands of images the probes have sent back to Earth since the 1980's.
I really loved delving into the science behind the voyages too. The book is detailed, but written in such a way that things are easy to grasp. Kids will really love this look into outer space and will dream about what might be out there left to discover! 4 Stars!