All The Stars In The Sky
Title: What We See In The Stars
Author: Kelsey Oseid
Publish Date: September 26, 2017
Rating: 4/5 stars
From The Back Cover:
A richly illustrated guide to the myths, histories, and science of the celestial bodies of our solar system, with stories and information about constellations, planets, comets, the northern lights, and more.
Combining art, mythology, and science, What We See in the Stars gives readers a tour of the night sky through more than 100 magical pieces of original art, all accompanied by text that weaves related legends and lore with scientific facts. This beautifully packaged book covers the night sky’s most brilliant features–such as the constellations, the moon, the bright stars, and the visible planets–as well as less familiar celestial phenomena like the outer planets, nebulae, and deep space. Adults seeking to recapture the magic of youthful stargazing, younger readers interested in learning about natural history and outer space, and those who appreciate beautiful, hand-painted art will all delight in this charming book.
What a beautiful book, the illustrations are just gorgeous and the book is laid out nicely. Not only do you have the science of the stars, why they are called what they are called, what they are exactly, how far away they are and how long it takes for their light to reach Earth. But, the author also includes the myths from various ancient peoples, which of course gave the stars their names and stories.
A beginners book for sure, but for young readers a great introduction to the stars and the night sky. I love going to planetariums, heck I just love laying outside and looking at the stars too. In the city or close to the city, it might be hard to see them, but once your our in the countryside, the stars are just gorgeous and I always have the impression you can reach out and grab them. Anyway, this book brings some of that night time magic to young and old readers alike. This would be an awesome book to share with the kiddos outside while looking at the stars because, they can look up and see what your talking about.
What I liked:
- the illustrations
- science and myth hand in hand
- facts presented in an easy, thoughtful manner
What I Did Not Like:
- It needed to be a bit longer, I thought there were some things missing that could have been in there
A well presented, factual and entertaining book. There was honestly nothing I didn’t like, about it.
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