How the Meteorite Got to the Museum

How the Meteorite Got to the Museum is the third in a series of picture books by author/illustrator Jessie Hartland about how objects end up on display in museums. In this book, she uses her usual lightly humorous style to reveal how a piece of the Peekskill meteorite ended up on display at the American Museum of Natural History.


In her series, Hartland employs a cumulative story technique borrowed from “The House that Jack Built.” In this book she explains where the meteorite came from, who saw it, and what the owner of the car did when she discovered the damage, etc. Read carefully, however, because although the sequence of previous events repeats in each two-page spread as you would expect, the verbs change a bit, adding interest.

See the full discussion (with a video of the meteorite arriving) at Wrapped in Foil blog


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