A Child's Introduction to the Night Sky

A Child's Introduction to the Night Sky

The Story of the Stars, Planets, and Constellation-- and How You Can Find Them in the Sky

Book - 2004
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Children eight and up will enjoy this conversational but information-packed introduction to astronomy and stargazing, which includes the achievements of the great scientists, the history of space exploration, the story of our solar system, the myths behind the constellations, and how to navigate the night sky. Whimsical color illustrations on every page and handy definitions and sidebars help engage younger readers and develop their interest. The special star wheel helps locate stars and planets from any location at any time of year. This is the third in Black Dog & Leventhal's successful series including The Story of the Orchestra and A Child's Introduction to Poetry.
Publisher: New York : Black Dog & Leventhal, c2004
ISBN: 9781579123666
Branch Call Number: 520 DRI
Characteristics: 93 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm. + 1 star finder
Additional Contributors: Hamilton, Meredith


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Sep 12, 2013

This is a great book for beginner star-gazers, complete with a star wheel guide to assist in finding the constellations in the northern hemisphere based on month and time you are looking. There's a lot of great information on many things within our universe (planets, stars, constellations, etc) as well.

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