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ISBN13: 9780395244180
ISBN10: 0395244188
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Publisher Comments:

A delightfully illustrated, informative beginner's guide to locating and identifying constellations in the northern hemisphere, with an extensive index, glossary, and time table for sky viewing.

Review:

"A 'must' for public and school libraries and a wonderful book for an individual or family to own." Horn Book

Synopsis:

Containing star charts, a guide to the constellations, and details about seasons and the movement of the objects we see in the sky, this classic book makes H. A. Reyand#8217;s passion for astronomy evident on every page.

Second edition updates concentrate on the planetary and solar system information in the latter part of the book. Facts and figures for each planet have been revised, and new scientific information has been added, such as Plutoand#8217;s reclassification as a dwarf planet.

About the Author

Hans Augusto Rey was born in Hamburg, Germany in 1898. As a child, he spent much of his free time in that cityand#39;s famous Hagenbeck Zoo drawing animals. After serving in the army during World War I, he married Margret Rey and they moved to Montmartre for four years. The manuscript for the first Curious George books was one of the few items the Reys carried with them on their bicycles when they escaped from Paris in 1940. Eventually, they made their way to the United States, and Curious George was published in 1941. Curious George has been published in numerous languages. And many, many Curious George books have followed.

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floydsbabe, April 12, 2009 (view all comments by floydsbabe)
This book is absolutely charming--as charming as Rey's Curious George books are. Using the same star configurations, Rey re-draws the constellations so that they actually look like what their names indicate they should. This really appeals to the Amelia Bedelia part of me.

I remember one image of the constellations drawn on the inside of an umbrella tilted on its side, with the viewer looking from the umbrella handle toward the "sky".

It is a book that is geared toward older children (9-12) and so it does get somewhat sophisticated in its details.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780395244180
Publisher:
HMH Books for Young Readers
Location:
Boston :
Author:
Rey, H. A.
Subject:
Science
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Science
Subject:
Juveniles
Subject:
Stars
Subject:
Science & Technology - Astronomy
Subject:
Constellations
Subject:
Science & Nature - Astronomy
Subject:
Constellations -- Juvenile literature.
Subject:
Stars -- Juvenile literature.
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Rev. ed.
Edition Description:
Picture book
Series Volume:
131
Publication Date:
March 1976
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 4 to 6
Language:
English
Illustrations:
full-color illustrations
Pages:
72
Dimensions:
10.82x9.30x.29 in. .77 lbs.
Age Level:
09-12

Related Subjects

Children's » Nonfiction » Astronomy
Children's » Nonfiction » Science and Nature » General
Children's » Science and Nature » Astronomy
Children's » Science and Nature » General

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Product details 72 pages Houghton Mifflin Company - English 9780395244180 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A 'must' for public and school libraries and a wonderful book for an individual or family to own."
"Synopsis" by ,
Containing star charts, a guide to the constellations, and details about seasons and the movement of the objects we see in the sky, this classic book makes H. A. Reyand#8217;s passion for astronomy evident on every page.

Second edition updates concentrate on the planetary and solar system information in the latter part of the book. Facts and figures for each planet have been revised, and new scientific information has been added, such as Plutoand#8217;s reclassification as a dwarf planet.

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