Few books for children attempt the richness of ideas and pictures found here, wrote Booklist about Earth, Fire, Water, Air. Now, in this stunning sequel, the lush folkloric illustration style of Jane Ray augments the fluid storytelling of Mary Hoffman to explore the eternal mysteries of the heavens�the sun, moon, and stars. This well-researched and highly readable book presents myths and legends gathered from all over, including China, Japan, Egypt, Greece, the Caribbean, and North America. Accompanying these stories are pages of fascinating folk beliefs, sayings, and rhymes of skylore. Jane Ray�s sumptuous illustrations, rich with silver and gold, are more exquisite than ever. The smooth, captionlike text makes the book ideal for browsing; its wide range will coordinate with classroom units on ancient astronomy, myths, legends, and cultural history. Sure to please young and old alike. Jane Ray and Mary Hoffman both live in England.
|Publisher:||Penguin Young Readers Group|
|Product dimensions:||10.60(w) x 10.60(h) x 0.55(d)|
|Age Range:||9 - 12 Years|