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Title:
Glow-in-the-dark constellations : a field guide for young stargazers
Author:
Thompson, C. E.
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Publication Information:
New York : Grosset & Dunlap, 1999.

©1989
Physical Description:
28 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Summary:
A beginning guide to the constellations, their legends, and their seasonal locations, with charts printed in ink that glows in the dark after being exposed to light.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780448412535
Format :
Book

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Clarence Library QB46 .T5 1989 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
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Summary

90,000 stargazers can't be wrong! Our original Glow-in-the-Dark Constellations was such a hit that we're bringing it back in an affordable paperback edition for a new generation! From Andromeda to Pegasus, Orion to the Big Dipper, this super informative guide covers it all with dazzling glow-in-the-dark illustrations of the constellations, eight sky maps, and fascinating retellings of the legends behind the constellations. Helpful tips on locating stars in the night sky through every season of the year make this a book the whole family can enjoy together.


Author Notes

C. E. Thompson is the author of several books for young scientists, including Glow-in-the-Dark Constellations, One Hundred One Wacky Facts About Kids , and Dinosaur Bones!


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School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 3-- A simple, straightforward introduction to ten northern hemisphere constellations: two visible all year and two for each season. Thompson starts with a few pages of background on what constellations are, who named them, and how they move in the sky. He then devotes a double-page spread to each constellation; one page gives information while the facing page shows a dark blue sky in which white dots represent background stars and glow-in-the-dark dots show the constellation itself. The end sheets show a north-facing and south-facing view of the sky for each season, with the tenlisted constellations marked. Here, both constellations and background stars glow in the dark if exposed to bright light ahead of time. Scattered throughout are suggested ways to learn the constellations, ranging from studying one until you can picture it in your mind to using the book with a flashlight in a dark room to play a shape identification game with a friend. Clint Hatchett's The Glow-in-the-Dark Night Sky Book (Random, 1988) packs three times as many constellations into fewer pages with almost no text and is confusing. Glow-in-the-Dark Constellations does not attempt as much, but thanks to a relaxed, friendly text and more thought about its use, it succeeds far better. Both are oversized books, but Constellations is smaller than Night Sky Book. Sometimes, indeed, less is more. --Margaret Chatham, formerly at Smithtown Library, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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