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Once Upon a Starry Night: A Book of Constellations

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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.

Synopsis:

Poetic text and colorful illustrations highlighted by metallic stars combine to tell the stories of 10 characters from Greek mythology and how their names became associated with the constellations. Full color.

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781426303913
Author:
Mitton, Jacqueline
Publisher:
National Geographic Society
Illustrator:
Balit, Christina
Author:
Balit, Christina
Subject:
Science & Nature - Astronomy
Subject:
Social Science - Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
Science & Technology - Astronomy
Subject:
Constellations
Subject:
Stars
Subject:
Childrens Science
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20090131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 1 up to 4
Language:
English
Illustrations:
32 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS WITH METALLIC STA
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
8.38x8.10x.15 in. .35 lbs.
Age Level:
06-09

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