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A child's introduction to the night sky : the story of the stars, planets, and constellations, and how you can find them in the sky / Michael Driscoll ; illustrated by Meredith Hamilton.

Driscoll, Michael, 1973- (Author). Hamilton, Meredith, (illustrator.).

Children eight and up will enjoy this conversational but information-packed introduction to astronomy and stargazing, which includes the achievements of the great scientists, the history of space exploration, the story of our solar system, the myths behind the constellations, and how to navigate the night sky. Whimsical color illustrations on every page and handy definitions and sidebars help engage younger readers and develop their interest. The special star wheel helps locate stars and planets from any location at any time of year. This is the third in Black Dog & Leventhal's successful series including The Story of the Orchestra and A Child's Introduction to Poetry.

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  • ISBN: 157912366X
  • ISBN: 9781579123666
  • Physical Description: 93 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, [2004]
  • Distributor: New York : Distributed by Workman Pub. Co.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Star finder and glow-in-the-dark stickers" in pocket.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 93).
Formatted Contents Note:
Our universe- and welcome to it. Wonders of the night sky -- The universe -- What's up there? What we can see. The stars -- The sun -- The planets -- Hunks, chunks and flying objects -- Galaxies -- What we can't see. Gravity -- Dark matter -- Black holes -- ... and a new ("neu") puzzle -- Exploring what's up there. What astronauts and astronomers do. Tools for star gazers -- Traveling to the stars -- Astronauts with fur -- A city in space -- Alone in the universe? -- The challenge of space -- What you can do. The constellations -- The zodiac zoo -- The sky in spring -- The sky in summer -- The sky in fall -- The sky in winter -- A brief history of space -- Night sights -- Learn more about it.
Target Audience Note:
NC1120L Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader MG 7.2 3 3 87186
Subject: Astronomy > Juvenile literature.
Stars > Juvenile literature.
Constellations > Juvenile literature.

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