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When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer (Golden Kite Honors)
ISBN13: 9780689863974
ISBN: 0689863977
List Price: $17.99
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers

CENTERFONT SIZE=' 3'Leave time for wonder./FONT/CENTERWalt Whitman's 'When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer' is an enduring celebration of the imagination. Here, Whitman's wise words are beautifully recast by INew York Times/I 1 best selling illustrator Loren Long to tell the story of a boy's fascination with the heavens. Toy rocket in hand, the boy finds himself in a crowded, stuffy lecture hall. At first he is amazed by the charts and the figures. But when he finds himself overwhelmed by the pontifications of an academic, he retreats to the great outdoors and does something as universal as the stars themselves...FONT SIZE=' 3'he dreams./FONT