Children's Comet Book

David Brin's book review in View, Nov. 15 ("A Little Cometary on Halley Showman") listed 10 books on Halley's comet, but omitted one that should not be overlooked: "The Comet and You" by E. C. Krupp (director of the Griffith Observatory) and illustrated by Robin Rector Krupp (Macmillan: $12.95). It is written for 6- to 10-year-olds, but will delight readers of any age.

Last month, the American Institute of Physics awarded its Science-Writing Award to Edwin C. Krupp for "The Comet and You"--the first time the award has been given for a book written for children.

VLASTA N. GUFREY

Los Angeles

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