The zodiac : celestial circle of the sun

by Mitton, Jacqueline.

Format: Print Book 2004
Availability: Available at 5 Libraries 5 of 6 copies
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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.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 2-4. Mitton and Balit, who collaborated on Zoo in the Sky0 (1998) and Once upon a Starry Night0 (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 Copyright 2005 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Zodiac -- Juvenile literature.
Constellations -- Juvenile literature.
Publisher London :Frances Lincoln,2004
Contributors Balit, Christina.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 25 cm
ISBN 1845070747 (hbk.)
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