The first week in his new school, Thomas spends a lot of time thinking—about making new friends, being late to class, and getting his homework done. When his science teacher, Mr. Lunar, assigns each student a project on the solar system, Thomas begins to spend his time thinking and reading about the solar system. He knows that, in order to show what an excellent student he is, his will have to be a very special science project.
While Thomas works on his project, he imagines vivid adventures for his sheep friends, who came to the rescue in his last academic escapade, Thomas’s Sheep and the Great Geography Test. The sheep go to space camp, visit all the planets, and return just in time for the unveiling of what everyone agrees is the most spectacular science project ever.
About the Author
Steven L. Layne is a faculty member in the Department of Education at Judson University in Elgin, Illinois, where he teaches courses in literature and pedagogy. He also serves as a national literacy consultant, featured author, and keynote speaker at conferences and workshops throughout the United States and Canada. He is the author of five picture books published by Pelican, including the International Reading Association/Children’s Choice selections The Teachers’ Night Before Christmas and My Brother Dan’s Delicious. His novel This Side of Paradise won the 2001 Hal Clement Award for Young Adults. He is also the author of Thomas’s Sheep and the Great Geography Test, a tribute to fathers, Verses for Dad’s Heart, and Principal’s Night Before Christmas.
About the Illustrator
Perry Board is a game designer for Gabriel Interactive, a new media company specializing in computer games, CD-ROM and Internet Web development, 3-D animation, and other media. He also illustrated Thomas’s Sheep and the Great Geography Test. Mr. Board lives in Gilbert, Arizona.
THOMAS’S SHEEP AND THE SPECTACULAR SCIENCE PROJECT
By Steven L. Layne
Illustrated by Perry Board
JUVENILE FICTION / Science & Technology
JUVENILE FICTION / School & Education
32 pp. 8 1/2 x 11
31 color illustrations
ISBN: 9781589802100 hc