Two modern-day stargazers paint pictures in the sky based on the ancient stories surrounding the heavens. From the Great...

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ZOO IN THE SKY

Two modern-day stargazers paint pictures in the sky based on the ancient stories surrounding the heavens. From the Great Bear to the Scorpion, Leo the Lion, and other animal constellations, Mitton offers poetic, abbreviated legends of the nighttime sky, while Balit's paintings, highlighted by shimmering silver stars, give visual meaning to the text. On the endpapers, star maps of both the northern and southern skies help readers locate the different configurations described in the body of the text. A brief explanation of stars, their placement in the sky, and the history of star patterns is included.

Pub Date: Sept. 1, 1998

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: 32

Publisher: National Geographic Society

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 1, 1998