Maria's Comet

By Deborah Hopkinson

Reading Level: Pre-School, Early Elementary School, Late Elementary School
Genre: Fiction
Publisher: Simon & Shuster 2003

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Loosely based upon the childhood of Maria Mitchell, America's first woman astronomer, here is story of a girl who yearns for adventure.

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Caldecott Medal

Most distinguished American picture book for children (annually).

Coretta Scott King Award

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Golden Kite Award

Outstanding examples of text, illustration, fiction and nonfiction (four awards annually).

Newbery Medal

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Scott O'Dell Historical Fiction Award

Outstanding work of historical fiction published by a U.S. publisher set in the New World.