Once upon a starry night : a book of constellations

by Mitton, Jacqueline.

Format: Print Book 2003
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Summary
National Geographic's stunning rendition of the constellations' glittering lightshow is now available in paperback.Take an illuminating ride through the starry night sky, and learn how the heavens pay tribute to the gods of Greek and Roman mythology. Once Upon a Starry Night explains the ten ancient figures whose legends are written large across the universe. Every page shines with Christina Balit's vibrant art, studded with shiny stars, and provides the perfect backdrop to Jacqueline Mitton's poetic text.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "-Gr. 3. Similar in format to Zoo in the Sky: A Book of Animal Constellations (1998), this companion volume presents a series of 10 constellations and briefly retells the Greek myths related to them. Each of the main double-page spreads introduces a figure, such as Cassiopeia, Lyra, or Hercules, using a few short paragraphs of text and three-quarter page illustrations in glowing colors. Some of the tales relate to one another in a sequence, while others are told separately. Although the stories are quite short, Mitton's vivid word choices make the text as dynamic as Balit's striking pictures. Partly abstract and partly representational, the artwork features bold figures of mythological characters with silver-foil stars highlighting the points of light that make up the constellations. The final pages offer information about the stars, nebulae, galaxies, and constellations and give astronomical descriptions of the constellations featured. On the endpapers, star maps of the northern and southern skies show the featured constellations in red on black. A lively introduction. --Carolyn Phelan Copyright 2004 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In their third astronomical adventure together, the creators of Zoo in the Sky and Kingdom of the Sun introduce youngsters to both constellations and their mythology with Once Upon a Starry Night: A Book of Constellations by Jacqueline Mitton, illus. by Christina Balit. The text brims with taut, sparkling dramatizations, as with the entry for Argo: " `Bring me the sacred golden Fleece!' commanded Jason's scheming uncle (secretly thinking, `He'll die if he tries.')." The artwork makes an impact, too, with silver foil stars that mark the constellations, set within swirling, vivid paintings that provide a context. A compelling introduction to the stars and the ancient stories they inspired. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Constellations -- Juvenile literature.
Astronomy -- Juvenile literature.
Stars -- Juvenile literature.
Mythology -- Juvenile literature.
Constellations.
Astronomy.
Stars.
Mythology, Greek.
Publisher Washington, D.C. :National Geographic,2003
Edition 1st American ed.
Contributors Balit, Christina.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 22 x 29 cm
ISBN 9781426303913
0792263324
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