The stars are those luminous points that we see in the sky every night. Giant incandescent gas balls that burn millions of kilometers from us. But the stars can also be thousands of eyes that look at us, dancers in a theater or windows to other worlds. It all depends on how you imagine your sky... A fantastic illustrated documentary for the youngest! It presents to the reader some of the basic concepts of astronomy: milky way, Ursa major, Hesmisphere, etc... as well as introduces 10 sky-related legends and beliefs from around the World (the Eskimos, Aborigens, Incas, etc..). Stars are those shining dots that we see in the sky each night. In fact they are gigantic burning objects, made out of gas, that lay millions of kilometres apart. But stars can also be thousands of eyes looking at us, dancers in a theatre or windows to peek into other worlds. It only depends on the way you envision your sky. After a brief introduction on the concept of constellations as we normally know them, this book presents the interpretations that different cultures all over the world, all over history have given of the night sky, the wonderful show that is played each night in our world. You will hear what Eskimos, Navajos, Kazakhstanis, ancient Japanese tradition, and so on. And nowadays, what does each reader see in the sky?

Specs

  • 36 pages
  • 24 x 17.5 centimeters
  • 4 colors
  • Landscape Hardcover

Rights available for...

  • Portuguese (Brazil)
  • French
  • English
  • Dutch
  • Portuguese (Europe)
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