Asa Stahl
Astronomer and Author
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The Big Bang Book

NSTA-CBC Oustanding Science Book 2021
Sakura Medal Finalist
Ezra Jack Keats Award Nominee
ILA Children's Book Award 2021 - Nonfiction Honor

Moving out into the farthest reaches of space, then back home to Earth, this is a picture book Carl Sagan would love, introducing the wonder of our universe to the youngest readers.

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"Suffused with awe, astrophysicist Stahl’s well-chosen words, tightly paired with Allen-Fletcher’s jewel-toned galactic pictures, aim to capture something of the mind-blowing scope of the big bang." 
- Publishers Weekly
“Awesome in the truest sense of the word, Stahl’s and Allen-Fletcher’s book beautifully inspires wonder and exploration, accessibly melds astrophysics and art, and powerfully expands minds and imaginations. It brings science and shape to what can be a mind-boggling concept and is simply astounding.”
- Andrew Medlar, Director of BookOps, New York Public Library & Brooklyn Public Library
"Carefully distinguishing verifiable fact from informed speculation, Stahl ushers readers past the first second of the Big Bang through the transformation of plasma to matter, then the appearance of swirling galaxies and their stars and planets, and finally to a planet that’s “just right”...A stately recap drawing on current physics and astronomy and appropriately cognizant of their limitations."
- Kirkus
“In The Big Bang Book, simple yet informative text and luminous illustrations recount major steps in the formation of the universe, providing an accessible and engaging introduction for children.”
Christy Hale, Award-winning author of Water Land

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In the News

"Astrophysics and Picture Books: Surprisingly Similar", Shelf Awareness for Readers, April 24, 2020
"Rice grad student releases children’s book on the Big Bang", News and Media Relations, Rice University, March 24, 2020
"Putting the Big Bang In Its Place", Fuse #8, School Library Journal, February 11, 2020 

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