Take an illuminating ride across the night sky and meet 10 constellations named after mythological figures. A riot of color, shiny foil stars, and vivid word stories introduce Orion, Hercules, Lyra, and others. End page maps of the northern and southern skies point out the stars' arrangements. Ages 6 and up. 32 pages, 10.75" x 8.25" softcover from National Geographic.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 32 Vendor: National Geographic Children's Books Publication Date: 2009 Dimensions: 8.30 X 10.80 (inches)
ISBN: 1426303912 ISBN-13: 9781426303913 Availability: In Stock Ages: 4-8
National Geographic’s 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 Balit’s vibrant art, studded with shiny stars, and provides the perfect backdrop to Jacqueline Mitton’s poetic text.
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.
"...an enticing riot of color and detail" School Library Journal