This award-winning book capturing the glittering light show of the constellations is now available in paperback.
Take an illuminating ride through the starry night sky with National Geographic's Zoo in the Sky! Little Bear and the Great Bear in the Northern Sky; the scaly dragon winding his long tail; the Great Dog chasing the Hare in the Southern Sky; all are beautifully rendered in Christina Balit's vibrant art, studded with shiny stars, which perfectly illustrates Jacqueline Mitton's rich text.
Awards include: Parent's Guide to Children's Media Award Parent Council Award REVIEW(S): "A visually dynamic introduction to the animal constellations." Booklist
"Mitton offers poetic, abbreviated legends of the nighttime sky, while Balit's paintings, highlighted by shimmering silver stars, give visual meaning to the text." Kirkus Reviews
"This is an attractive introduction to astronomy... [T]he simple poetic descriptions will capture the attention of preschoolers and early elementary-age children alike. A brief explanation of stars and constellations rounds out this lovely and unusual offering." School Library Journal
|Publisher:||National Geographic Society|
|Edition description:||Reprinted Edition|
|Product dimensions:||8.44(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.16(d)|
|Age Range:||6 - 9 Years|
About the Author
Dr. Jacqueline Mitton holds an MA in Physics from the University of Oxford and a Doctorate in Astrophysics from the University of Cambridge. She lives in London, England.
Christina Balit studied at the Chelsea School of Art and the Royal College of Art in England. Her paintings have been exhibited at the Royal Academy and the Royal Festival Hall. She was commended for the 1996 Kate Greenaway Medal.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Eye-catching and detailed color illustrations are sure to fascinate young readers. "Zoo in the Sky" is educational and informative in a fun way, not at all boring; and in a fascinating way that encourages further study of the subject. Simple sentence structure makes this easy-to-read and entertaining. And the book will encourage readers to delight in looking at the night sky, pursue star gazing, and astronomy.