What Miss Mitchell Saw

What Miss Mitchell Saw Review

Discover the amazing true story of Maria Mitchell, America’s first professional female astronomer.

Every evening, from the time she was a child, Maria Mitchell stood on her rooftop with her telescope and swept the sky. And then one night she saw something unusual—a comet no one had ever seen before! Miss Mitchell’s extraordinary discovery made her famous the world over and paved the way for her to become America’s first professional female astronomer.

Gorgeously illustrated by Diana Sudyka, this moving picture book about a girl from humble beginnings who became a star in the field of astronomy is sure to inspire budding scientists everywhere.

Title:What Miss Mitchell Saw
Edition Language:English

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    What Miss Mitchell Saw Reviews

  • David Schaafsma

    Maria Mitchell, America’s first professional female astronomer, is the subject of this fine picture book written by Hayley Barrett and illustrated by Diana Sudyka. In 1847, by using a telescope, she...

  • Chinook

    I love everything about this book. The repetition of the names she knew, the language used being so challeging but worked out by context, the amazing illustrations, the story about how being steady an...

  • Jessica Haider

    Beautifully illustrated book about Maria Mitchell from Nantucket.. This non fiction picture book tells the story of Maria's life and her love of astronomy and the discovery she made....

  • Ben Truong

    What Miss Mitchell Saw is a children's picture book written by Hayley Barrett and illustrated by Diana Sudyka. It is a biographical picture book of Maria Mitchell – an astronomer.Maria Mitchell was ...

  • Amy Carter

    Wow, what an incredible story! The book focuses on Maria Mitchell’s life and the passion she has for astronomy. A very interesting read that I learnt a lot from including some great space vocabulary...

  • Jennifer

    I cannot be the only person bothered by "thee" where it should be "thou" all throughout this book....

  • Stacey

    Beautiful illustrations and an engaging story. I was unfamiliar with Marie Mitchell, but am happy to learn about her as a role model for young scientists....

  • Katie

    Wow, stunning illustrations. A worthy tribute to a lesser known woman in STEM!...

  • Melissa

    This story is written about Miss Maria Mitchell an astronomer who a comet that nobody had ever seen before and received a medal because of this discovery. The structure of this book takes you on a jou...

  • Chris Morley

    Reading this book I instantly fell in love with it and I can’t wait to use it in the classroom. Based on the true life story of Maria Mitchell, a girl born in the 19th century who shared her fathers...