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Once Upon a Starry Night: A Book of Constellations

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Publisher Comments:

Poetic text and colorful illustrations highlighted by metallic stars combine to tell the stories of ten characters from Greek mythology and how their names became associated with the constellations.

Review:

"The artwork makes an impact, too, with silver foil stars that mark the constellations, set within swirling, vivid paintings that provide a context. A compelling introduction to the stars and the ancient stories they inspired." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"The final pages offer information about the stars, nebulae, galaxies, and constellations and give astronomical descriptions of the constellations featured. On the endpapers, star maps of the northern and southern skies show the featured constellations in red on black. A lively introduction." Booklist

Synopsis:

National Geographics stunning rendition of the constellations glittering lightshow is now available in paperback.

Take an illuminating ride through the starry night sky, and learn how the heavens pay tribute to the gods of Greek and Roman mythology. Once Upon a Starry Night explains the ten ancient figures whose legends are written large across the universe. Every page shines with Christina Balits vibrant art, studded with shiny stars, and provides the perfect backdrop to Jacqueline Mittons poetic text.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

About the Author

Dr. Jacqueline Mitton holds an MA in Physics from the University of Oxford and a Doctorate in Astrophysics from the University of Cambridge. She lives in London, England.

Christina Balit studied at the Chelsea School of Art and the Royal College of Art in England. Her work has been exhibited at the Royal Academy and the Royal Festival Hall. Her illustrations grace Zoo in the Sky and The Planet Gods also by Jacqueline Mitton.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780792263326
Author:
Mitton, Jacqueline
Publisher:
National Geographic Society
Illustrator:
Balit, Christina
Author:
Balit, Christina
Location:
Washington, D.C.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Astronomy - Star Guides
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Science
Subject:
Astronomy
Subject:
Mythology
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Science
Subject:
Stars
Subject:
Mythology, Greek
Subject:
Science & Technology - Astronomy
Subject:
Constellations
Subject:
Science & Nature - Astronomy
Subject:
Childrens Science
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st American ed.
Edition Description:
B221
Series Volume:
no. 4
Publication Date:
February 2004
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 1 up to 4
Language:
English
Illustrations:
FULL-COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS W/MET
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
8.74x11.16x.34 in. .84 lbs.
Age Level:
6-9

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Product details 32 pages National Geographic Society - English 9780792263326 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "The artwork makes an impact, too, with silver foil stars that mark the constellations, set within swirling, vivid paintings that provide a context. A compelling introduction to the stars and the ancient stories they inspired." Publishers Weekly
"Review" by , "The final pages offer information about the stars, nebulae, galaxies, and constellations and give astronomical descriptions of the constellations featured. On the endpapers, star maps of the northern and southern skies show the featured constellations in red on black. A lively introduction."
"Synopsis" by , National Geographics stunning rendition of the constellations glittering lightshow is now available in paperback.

Take an illuminating ride through the starry night sky, and learn how the heavens pay tribute to the gods of Greek and Roman mythology. Once Upon a Starry Night explains the ten ancient figures whose legends are written large across the universe. Every page shines with Christina Balits vibrant art, studded with shiny stars, and provides the perfect backdrop to Jacqueline Mittons poetic text.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

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