Reach for the stars

THE Northumberland Gazette goes intergalactic this week, when the next instalment of our special Disney The Wonderful World of Knowledge series takes a leap into Space.

Aimed at young readers aged five to 10 years, they will be able to explore the wonders of the cosmos and learn about the human race’s first steps to the stars.

Starting with telescopes and the observation of the heavens, they are then taken on a tour of the solar system.

From the scorched surface of Mercury to the hellish atmosphere of Venus, the voyage continues past Earth and Mars to the gas giants of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune – but it doesn’t end there.

The mysteries of the universe are also covered, from a star’s formation to its fiery death in a supernova and the creation of ominous black holes – the very places where the laws of physics and reality break down.

Packed with colourful illustrations and fascinating facts, Space is written in easy-to-understand terms, even when dealing with mind-boggling concepts such as the big bang.

You can get your copy for just £2.99 with next week’s Gazette – simply cut out the coupon and take it to a participating retailer.

Disney’s The Wonderful World of Knowledge builds up week-by-week to create a unique 24-part encyclopedia, which will keep children entertained and informed for years to come.