Winnefox Library System

Comet chaser, the true Cinderella story of Caroline Herschel, the first professional woman astronomer, by Pamela S. Turner ; illustrated by Vivien Mildenberger - hardcover

"Once upon a time there lived a girl who swept floors and washed dishes, and was little more than a servant to her family. Until, one day, an invitation arrived. It was an invitation to a new country and a new beginning--a place where Caroline's dreams, her fascination with the night sky, and her extraordinary talent would open up a world of beauty and renown, and make her the belle of the scientific ball. From humble beginnings and in spite of many obstacles, Caroline Herschel and her brother William developed and built the best telescope in the world--in their back yard! Together they went on to discover a new planet, new moons, and vast arrays of unknown nebulae and comets. From a child who seemed doomed to a life of servitude, Caroline grew into a woman recognized by kings and queens-and a scientist whose work and discoveries continue to shine today. Pamela S. Turner and Vivien Mildenberger invite readers into Caroline Herschel's true Cinderella story in this inspiring account of the transformative power of curiosity and the magic-better than any fairytale-of science"--, Provided by publisher
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
1 volume (unpaged), color illustrations, 28 cm

Library Locations

  • WCTS (Winnefox Cooperative Technical Services)

    121 West Park Avenue, Berlin, WI, 54923, US