Constellations

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Describes the history, types, use, names, and stories of some of the constellations formed by stars in the sky.
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Describes the history, types, use, names, and stories of some of the constellations formed by stars in the sky.
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Look up at the cloudless night sky and you will see thousands of stars. But do you see Orion, a hunter from Greek myths, or a ladle with a long handle that we call the Big Dipper? You will after you read this book. From the "Our Solar System" series written to acquaint kids with "the amazing worlds in our planetary neighborhood and beyond," this volume takes kids on a star gazing adventure. Find out who first noticed patterns in the stars and named them. Read bits of the stories people from around the world told about the animals and people they saw in the stars. At the end of the book, readers will find a chart of the constellations for both the northern and southern hemispheres. A table of contents as well as a brief glossary, Did You Know? fun facts and an index are included. The Want to Know More? page lists books, websites and places to visit if you want to learn more 2005, Compass Point Books, Ages 8 to 10.
—Anita Barnes Lowen
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780756508500
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2005
  • Series: Gardens Series
  • Pages: 24
  • Age range: 8 - 10 Years
  • Lexile: 900L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 10.20 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Dana Meachen Rau is an author, editor, and illustrator of children’s books. She has written more than 100 books for children, many of them nonfiction in subjects including astronomy, history, and geography, as well as numerous biographies. She lives in Burlington, Connecticut, with her husband and two children.
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