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Star stories : constellation tales from around the world

Author: Anita Ganeri; Andy Wilx
Publisher: Philadelphia : Running Press Kids, an imprint of Perseus Books, LLC, a subsidiary of Hachette Book Group, Inc., 2019. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Elementary and junior high school : Fiction : English : First U.S. editionView all editions and formats
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"For thousands of years people have looked up to the night sky and told stories about the stars. These epic tales tell of vengeful gods and goddesses, of monsters and heroes. Others try to make sense of the natural world, or unravel the mysterious forces of the universe. This stunning book brings together 23 of these legends from all over the world: from Ancient Greece to North America, Egypt, China, India, and the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Folklore
Juvenile works
Folk tales
Folklore Juvenile literature
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school, Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anita Ganeri; Andy Wilx
ISBN: 9780762495054 0762495057
OCLC Number: 1105154440
Notes: "Originally published in 2018 by Templar Publishing in the United Kingdom"--Copyright page.
Subtitle from cover.
Description: 96 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: Ancient Greece. Phaeton and the swan: Cygnus --
The white-winged horse: Pegasus --
The golden fleece: Aries --
The dog and the fox: Canis major and canus minor --
The labors of Heracles: Heracles --
Andromeda and the sea monster: Andromeda --
North and South America. The polar bear and the three runners: Nanurjuk (Taurus) --
Grandmother spider and the sun: The sun --
How fisher brought summer: The big dipper --
How coyote scattered the stars: The milky way --
The llama star: The milky way --
Africa. The sun god and the snake: The sun --
The Pharoah's soul: Orion --
How giraffe became a star: The southern cross --
Asia. Gilgamesh and the bull: Taurus --
The dog in heaven: Sirius --
The bridge of magpies: Cygnus and the milky way --
Australia and Oceania. The canoe of stars: The milky way --
Hina and the shark: Orion's belt --
The seven sisters: Pleiades --
The emu egg and the sun: The sun --
Emu in the sky: The milky way.
Responsibility: illustrated by Andy Wilx ; written by Anita Ganeri.

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"For thousands of years people have looked up to the night sky and told stories about the stars. These epic tales tell of vengeful gods and goddesses, of monsters and heroes. Others try to make sense of the natural world, or unravel the mysterious forces of the universe. This stunning book brings together 23 of these legends from all over the world: from Ancient Greece to North America, Egypt, China, India, and the South Pacific."--

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