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2 local librarians publish book about solar eclipse

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Becky Newsom and Pam Tucker wrote "Eddie's Eclipse" to teach children about the upcoming solar eclipse. Credit: KMOV Becky Newsom and Pam Tucker wrote "Eddie's Eclipse" to teach children about the upcoming solar eclipse. Credit: KMOV
Two Wentzville librarians have written a book designed to provide information on the upcoming solar eclipse. (Credit: KMOV) Two Wentzville librarians have written a book designed to provide information on the upcoming solar eclipse. (Credit: KMOV)
WENTZVILLE, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

Two Wentzville librarians have written a book designed to provide information on the upcoming solar eclipse.

Becky Newsom and Pam Tucker said they noticed there wasn’t a way to provide information to kids about the solar eclipse that is taking place on August 21.

“It seemed like there was a need because it was going to be so huge in our community and communities across the country,” said Tucker.

So the two came up with a book entitled “Eddie’s Eclipse,” and they collaborated on the story while Tucker did the art work. The book is geared towards elementary school students.

“There really weren’t very many out there for the little guys. We wanted to make sure they really truly knew what was going on,” said Newsom.

Eddie, the book’s main character, was named after Edwin Hubble, the famous astronomer from Missouri. In the story he finds out there will soon be a solar eclipse.

“In a nutshell, it’s a little boy who loves science, all things science. He learns about the eclipse and wants to experience it,” said Newsom.

The two said there could be another book in which Eddie explores another area of science.

“Eddie’s Eclipse" is available on Amazon.com for $9.

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