Everyone knows their own star sign, but how many can identify the constellations in the night sky and the stars that form them? Here is a beautiful illustrated book offering a factual, astronomical guide to the Zodiac and the celestial phenomena in which the Zodiac tradition is rooted. Illuminated by Christina Balit's dazzling illustrations, this book will appeal to horoscope-devotees, star-gazers and everyone fascinated by the reality behind the myths, whatever their age.
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JACQUELINE MITTON holds an MA in physics from the University of Oxford and a doctorate in astrophysics from the University of Cambridge. A distinguished writer on astronomy, She has had more than 20 books published. Asteroid 4027 was named 'Mitton' for Jacqueline and her husband, the astronomer Simon Mitton, by the International Astronomical Union in 1990. Her books for Frances Lincoln include Zoo in the Sky, Once Upon a Starry Night, The Planet Gods, and Zodiac. Jacqueline lives in Cambridge.Christina Balit was born in Manchester but grew up in the Middle East. She studied at Chelsea School of Art and the Royal College of Art, and also attended Morley Theatre School and Questors Theatre School. She has exhibited widely and is also a playwright. Her books have won several nominations, commendations and a shortlist place for the Kate Greenway Medal. Kingdom of the Sun (written by Jaqueline Mitton), won the 2002 English Association Award for non-fiction.From Booklist:
Gr. 2-4. Mitton and Balit, who collaborated on Zoo in the Sky (1998) and Once upon a Starry Night (2003), now introduce the band of constellations first identified by the ancient Babylonians and known to us as the zodiac. Each of the main 12 double-page spreads features a large, striking illustration in brilliant colors, with some of the constellation's larger stars shining in silver foil and a few paragraphs of sometimes florid text discussing its zodiac symbol and its history. The closing pages provide more information about the sun's path, the constellations, the zodiac signs, the times of each constellation's greatest visibility in the sky, and in a rather confusing section, the differences between the dates for the astrological signs and when the astronomical constellations appear in the night sky. Considering the large proportion of space devoted to illustration, the vocabulary is sophisticated and will need interpretation for younger children. Older ones may want more information on each constellation. Recommended for larger collections. Carolyn Phelan
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