Synopses & Reviews
A is for Andromeda, our neighbor galaxy. B is for Big Dipper, that's an easy one to see. John Farrell takes kids on a rhyming tour of the night sky, from A to Z, with spectacular full-color photographs and facts about the wonders of space. From distant Andromeda, a galaxy made up of billions of stars, to the constellations of the zodiac, Farrell covers the high points of outer space. How do you find Jupiter or Venus? How does the Moon cause the tides on Earth's shores? How can you find the North Star, and why do all other stars seem to go around it? The answers to these and many other questions are contained in this beautiful volume, a Science Books and Films Best Book, of science that will delight a young reader's imagination.
"Handsomely designed. . . . As an introduction to stars, planets, and other astronomical objects, as well as several constellations, this makes an eye-catching addition." --School Library Journal
"A charming, beautifully illustrated, and well-written quick introduction to some of the many denizens of the night sky, most visible with the naked eye, binoculars, or a small telescope." --Science Books and Films
Takes kids on a rhyming tour of the night sky, from A to Z, with spectacular full-color photographs and facts about the wonders of space. By the author of It's Just a Game.
Presents alphabetically arranged entries on stars, galaxies, and constellations, based on observations of the sky at night and illustrated with astrophotographs for each entry.
About the Author
John Farrell is a singer, songwriter, author, and storyteller who has made presentations at more than one thousand schools across the world. His books include It's Just a Game and Stargazer's Alphabet, both published by Boyds Mills Press. A promoter of peace, literacy, and the natural world, Mr. Farrell founded Bridges of Peace, an international organization advocating understanding through writing and the arts. He and his wife have five children and live in Hillsdale, New York.