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Sun, Moon, and Stars

3.73  ·  Rating Details  ·  26 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Few books for children attempt the richness of ideas and pictures found here, wrote Booklist about Earth, Fire, Water, Air. Now, in this stunning sequel, the lush folkloric illustration style of Jane Ray augments the fluid storytelling of Mary Hoffman to explore the eternal mysteries of the heavens
Published September 1st 1998 by Dutton Juvenile
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Megan Chonczynski
There is an introduction and a contents page for this book. The sky, sun, moon, and stars each have a section in the book. For each topic it tells the story behind it. For example the sky starts out in 1510 and then it tells the history. The illustrations help make the story more clear.
Jan 18, 2013 Meg rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Gorgeous illustrations and well-told myths and folklore from a variety of different cultures, all relating to the sun, moon, and stars. This is a great source for stories to share with children and my child loves being able to flip through and pick stories to read.

I would have liked each page to identify which culture the myth came from (rather than having to flip to the back to check the sources) since I didn't easily recognize all of them.
Nov 04, 2011 Julia rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Title: Sun,Moon and Stars
Author: Mary Hoffman
Type of text: Short stories

I liked this book because it has all the interesting stories about the Sun,Moon and Stars. The stories were based on legends or myths of many different countries.

I would recommend this book to people who are interested in the universe. This book is also good for people who do not have any knowledge about the planets.
Cute little children's book of assorted world mythologies of how the Sun, Moon and Stars came to be. Fairly accurate for mostly single page stories, cheery and colorful drawings.
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Mary Hoffman is a bestselling British author and reviewer, born in 1945. She is a true enthusiast of Italy and spends a lot of her time there, which shows in her Stravaganza novels: a series currently in publication. In total, she has written over 80 books, including the aforementioned Stravaganza series and the bestselling picture book, Amazing Grace. Mary is also the editor of a review magazine ...more
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