Zoo In the Sky: A Book of Animal Constellations - Jacqueline Mitton, Christina Balit
Zoo In the Sky: A Book of Animal Constellations - Jacqueline Mitton, Christina Balit
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Zoo In the Sky: A Book of Animal Constellations - Jacqueline Mitton, Christina Balit

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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."

Please note this copy has light scuffs on the edges of the covers and a small neat inscription on the inside cover.

 

ISBN: 9780864613776

Size: Paperback, 32 pages

Publisher: Koala Books

Published: 2002