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Child's Introduction to the Night Sky: The Story of the Stars, Planets, and Constellations--and How You Can Find Them in the Sky

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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 definitio ...more
Hardcover, 96 pages
Published May 1st 2004 by Black Dog & Leventhal
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Canesgalactica
Feb 11, 2013 Canesgalactica rated it really liked it
Actually, this book was a gift from my son's godfather, but seeing as how he is only one, we read this together (or rather, I read and he happily babbled along with me).

The illustrations are very colorful and the information is very easy for young minds to understand. This book covers topics about astronomy by writing about the original subject in the broader sense (like the planets, stars, constellations and what astronomy is), but also includes small boxes on each page (or most of them) about
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Lee
Oct 19, 2008 Lee rated it it was amazing
Incredibly -- despite the title, this book is not just for children.

By far, it is simply the best available introduction to the night sky and to astronomy, for curious people of all ages. Beautiful illustrations decorate and enhance the text. Everything is here: models which make it possible to easily visualize the size relationships of the planets in our solar system, as well as their distribution and the distances between them. The visible planets and major constellations are clearly identifie
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Christy
Jul 08, 2016 Christy rated it it was amazing
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 ...more
Michael
May 29, 2013 Michael rated it it was amazing
Beautifully illustrated, informative children's book about astronomy. My seven year old loved it, and so did I. Probably the most interesting thing that came out of our discussions as we read related to Galileo. Maria couldn't understand why he was forced by the Church to lie. We had this deep conversation about the differences between science and religion. My daughter is wicked smaht (as we say in New England).
Bill Rudin
Oct 17, 2008 Bill Rudin rated it it was amazing
I am preparing to become a full-time elementary school teacher and looking for books to inspire the imaginations of young readers. This book is beautifully illustrated and written in clear, understandable language. A must for my classroom library!
Siobhan
Very nice book, very basic. For kids but good for adults, just as a basic introduction.
Diana Anstett
Dec 11, 2012 Diana Anstett marked it as to-read
Shelves: informational
Summary: Kids guide to the night sky
Classroom use: Science, enhancement rading
Bree
Jan 02, 2013 Bree rated it it was ok
Shelves: kids-science
Notes:
too artsy
prefer H.A. Rey's 'Stars' and 'Constellations' books
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