Zoo in the Sky: A Book of Animal Constellations

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9780711211865: Zoo in the Sky: A Book of Animal Constellations

A fascinating, lavishly illustrated introduction to the constellations, Christina Balit's artwork sparkles - literally - on every page of this beautiful calendar, which features the "zoo" of animals that stargazers of long ago imagined they saw in the night sky. The star patterns make a wing here, a tail there, a twinkling eye. Poetic captions evoke the magic of the starry sky and its denizens. This calendar will appeal to children and adults alike, indeed, to anyone who has ever fallen under the spell of the night sky.

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People have always looked up at the stars in wonder, seeking patterns in the sky. This gorgeous picture book, published by the National Geographic Society, introduces children to the constellations that are named for animals--Leo the Lion, the Great Bear and Little Bear, and many more. Christina Balit's striking paintings showcase each constellation against a deep blue background--animals or fantastical beasts positioned in the dark night sky, with the individual stars, metallic and iridescent, superimposed upon them. Each image is accompanied by a short, engaging, often dramatized description of the group of stars and the legends surrounding it, written by distinguished astronomer and writer Dr. Jacqueline Mitton: "Charging through the zodiac, here comes the Bull. Head down, horns thrust forward, Taurus is ready to toss the twins. But they are safe, always on the other side of the Milky Way." The front and endpapers are star maps that show the actual constellations of both the southern and northern skies. Mitton also offers a brief introduction to the constellations and two pages of related discussion on astronomy at the book's end. A lovely choice for anyone interested in the mysteries of the night sky. (Click to see a sample spread. Text © 1998 Jacqueline Mitton. Illustrations © 1998 Christina Balit.) (Ages 6 to 10) --Marcie Bovetz

About the Author:

Dr. Jacqueline Mitton holds a Ph.D. in astrophysics from the University of Cambridge. In addition to writing about astronomy, Dr. Mitton works as the Public Relations Officer for the Royal Astronomical Society in England.

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