Stories of the Planets

Stories of the Planets

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by Joan Marie Galat, Chao Yu, Lorna Bennett, Lorna Bennett
     
 

How can you distinguish between planets and stars in the night sky? Is that bright, sparkling object a star or is Venus winking? Is that red object really Mars? This new book from the author of Dot to Dot in the Sky: Stories of the Stars is a unique astronomy resource designed for parents and children to use together. Each colorful chapter focuses on a

Overview

How can you distinguish between planets and stars in the night sky? Is that bright, sparkling object a star or is Venus winking? Is that red object really Mars? This new book from the author of Dot to Dot in the Sky: Stories of the Stars is a unique astronomy resource designed for parents and children to use together. Each colorful chapter focuses on a specific planet (even Earth) and shares the myths that have come to be associated with it. Each chapter also features Planetary Notes, tips for observing the planet in the sky, and informative sidebars with planetary facts and dates in the history of planet gazing and discovery.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781552853924
Publisher:
Whitecap Books, Limited
Publication date:
01/01/2010
Series:
Dot to Dot in the Sky
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.23(d)
Age Range:
7 - 11 Years

Meet the Author

As a child, Joan Marie Galat spent hours gazing up at the night sky from snow forts and through car windows on long road trips. She shares her love of the stars in the Dot to Dot in the Sky series, which combines the science of the night sky with the ancient myths that give the constellations and planets their names.

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Stories of the Planets 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In effortless, down-to-earth style Galat introduces us to the stories behind the names of the planets. This book is useful across the curriculum: a great way to hook young astronomers into Social Studies and Language Arts, or young historians into Science, or Social buffs into art. Galat passes the ultimate test for children's literature - its appeal to adults and children alike - with flying colours.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was fun, interesting and educational in the usual GALAT style. I learned some interesting Greek stories as well as I now have a better understanding of where to locate the planets.