Big Dipper and Youby Edwin C. Krupp, Robin Rector Krupp
It shines all night, all year long, pointing directions as steady as a compass, telling time as true as a clock, and marking the seasons as sure as a calendar. American Indians and ancient Greeks called it a bear, the vikings called it a wagon, and many English people call it the plough. Egyptians blessed their mummies with its likeness, and runaway slaves followed it north to freedom the Big Dipper.
"A splendid introduction to the splendors of the heavens." Kirkus Reviews"An introduction to the relationship between the stars and planet Earth, using the Big Dipper and the North Star as chief characters....Clear, simply presented facts, aided by many cheerful b&w illustrations."Kirkus Reviews. "An entertaining, informative, and simple presentation."School Library Journal.
Author Biography: Dr. E.C. Krupp and Robin Rector Krupp have worked together on The Comet and You (Macmillan), the first children's book to receive the American Institue of Physics Science-Writing Award; The Big Dipper and You (Mulberry), an Outstanding Science Trade Book for Children' and, most recently, The Moon and You (Mulberry). Dr. Krupp is the Director of the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles and an expert on ancient and prehistoric astronomy.
- HarperCollins Publishers
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- Edition description:
- 1 MULBERRY
- Product dimensions:
- 9.24(w) x 9.99(h) x 0.14(d)
- Age Range:
- 5 - 8 Years
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