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The Night Sky


Magical - that's the word for the night sky, with its shining stars,

glittering planets, and sometimes, the celestial moon, So god

ahead - make a wish on that star. But if you're also curious about why

your star twinkles, you've come to ...

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Magical - that's the word for the night sky, with its shining stars,

glittering planets, and sometimes, the celestial moon, So god

ahead - make a wish on that star. But if you're also curious about why

your star twinkles, you've come to the right place. By focusing on one

small square of night sky near Orion, The Night sky makes star time

even more special for children. Its stunning illustrations and

kid-oriented approach provide an exciting close-up on wonders that can

be seen overhead after darl. Suitable for stargazing anywhere - even

the city - the Night Sky will add to kids' wonder as it teaches them

about stars, planets, nebulae, comets, meteors, the moon, constellations, and classic myths - through one small square of the

night sky. The Night Sky is just one of the exciting, vibratly

illustrated volumes in the critically acclaimed One Small Square

series of science and nature books for children ages 6-9. This book

includes: Stunning full-color illustrations; Motivating experiments

and activities, along with clear, diagrammed instructions and safety

tips; Easy to read sky maps; a glossary-index and resource list. One

Small Square - an eye-opening series which puts the whole world in

perspective for children, one small square at a time. Each book is a

thrilling, up-close encounter with the natural world, from the stars

above us to the habitats, ecosystems, and creatures around us.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780070580459
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/1/1998
  • Series: One Small Square Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 454,390
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.18 (d)

Meet the Author

onald M. Silver is the author of more than 40 science books for children and teachers alike. In addition to the award-winning One Small Square series, he has written The Animal World, Why Save the Rain Forest?, Extinction Is Forever, and The Dinosaur Activity Book—all illustrated by Patricia J. Wynne.

Patricia J. Wynne's illustrations have also appeared in Scientific American, Natural History, and The New York Times as well as in the highly praised books Hungry, Hungry Sharks, and The Human Body.

Both the author and illustrator live in New York City.

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