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Stargazer's Alphabet: Night Sky Wonders from A to Z
     

Stargazer's Alphabet: Night Sky Wonders from A to Z

by John Farrell
 

A is for Andromeda, our neighbor galaxy. B is for Big Dipper, that's an easy one to see. John Farrell takes kids on a rhyming tour of the night sky, from A to Z, with spectacular full-color photographs and facts about the wonders of space. From distant Andromeda, a galaxy made up of billions of stars, to the constellations of the zodiac, Farrell covers the high

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A is for Andromeda, our neighbor galaxy. B is for Big Dipper, that's an easy one to see. John Farrell takes kids on a rhyming tour of the night sky, from A to Z, with spectacular full-color photographs and facts about the wonders of space. From distant Andromeda, a galaxy made up of billions of stars, to the constellations of the zodiac, Farrell covers the high points of outer space. How do you find Jupiter or Venus? How does the Moon cause the tides on Earth's shores? How can you find the North Star, and why do all other stars seem to go around it? The answers to these and many other questions are contained in this beautiful volume, a Science Books & Films Best Book, of science that will delight a young reader's imagination.

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"Handsomely designed. . . . As an introduction to stars, planets, and other astronomical objects, as well as several constellations, this makes an eye-catching addition." --School Library Journal

"A charming, beautifully illustrated, and well-written quick introduction to some of the many denizens of the night sky, most visible with the naked eye, binoculars, or a small telescope." --Science Books & Films

School Library Journal

Gr 3-5 - Singer/musician Farrell uses revised lyrics of a song from his CD Oh, Yeah!(2002) as a framework for this quick scan of the heavens. On every handsomely designed page, single lines in large type ("A is for Andromeda,/our neighbor galaxy./B is for the Big Dipper,/that's an easy one to see") accompany white-on-black paragraphs and captions of general commentary in a smaller size. The text, along with an array of color photos and labeled diagrams, is placed over full-bleed pictures of star fields. The constraints of the ABC structure make for a catch-as-catch-can selection of topics, some of which, such as "W is for the wonders/that await us in the night./X is for exquisite/and extraordinary sights," seem like filler; readers looking for a systematic tour, or for that matter a few leads to further sources of information, will have to look elsewhere. Still, as an introduction to stars, planets, and other astronomical objects, as well as several constellations, this makes an eye-catching addition.-John Peters, New York Public Library

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590784662
Publisher:
Highlights Press
Publication date:
02/01/2007
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 12.10(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
6 - 10 Years

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Meet the Author


John Farrell is a singer, songwriter, musician, and storyteller who has recorded five CDs of songs and stories. Each year, he performs for thousands of children, teachers, and families in North America and abroad. He lives in Hillsdale, New York.

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