Caroline’s Comets: A True Story

Caroline’s Comets: A True Story

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Series: Picture Book Biographies, 18th Century
Tag: Episode 122
Publisher: Holiday House
Publication Year: 2017
ASIN: 0823436640
ISBN: 0823436640

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Caroline Herschel (1750–1848) was not only one of the greatest astronomers who ever lived but also the first woman to be paid for her scientific work. Born the youngest daughter of a poor family in Hanover, Germany, she was scarred from smallpox, stunted from typhus and used by her parents as a scullery maid. But when her favorite brother, William, left for England, he took her with him. The siblings shared a passion for stars, and together they built the greatest telescope of their age, working tirelessly on star charts.

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