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Kingdom of the Sun: A Book of the Planets Hardcover – October 1, 2001

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: National Geographic Children's Books; 1st edition (October 1, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 079227220X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0792272205
  • Product Dimensions: 11.3 x 0.4 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,600,881 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
Kingdom Of The Sun: A Book Of The Planets a truly exciting picturebook that takes young readers on a cosmic tour through the solar system. Published by the National Geographic Society, Kingdom of the sun is filled with scientific facts about each planet as well as mythological lore about the gods after whom the planets are named. The color illustrations of the ancient gods and their planets against the backdrop of space are particularly striking, and the eye-catching use of shiny gold foil makes Kingdom Of The Sun a picturebook that compels admiration. The last two pages feature a short glossary and a table of facts about the sun, moon, and planets. Wonderfully written by Jacqueline Mitton and superbly illustrated by Christina Balit, Kingdom of the Sun is a truly beautiful gift book, superb for sparking an interest in science and astronomy in young people, and very highly recommended.
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The illustration are incredible in this picture book. My 8th grade students love it though it would be appropriate for much younger children.
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It is a nice book with good artwork. However, the information is not overly extravagant. Other books have more information.
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Beautifully illustrated book describing planets according to their namesake Greek gods.
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Format: Paperback
This is an excellent book for NeoPagan parents who want to introduce to their kids some of the foundational concepts of Astrology. It includes both the science and the sacred myth along with spectacular art for each planet in our solar system. It also includes information about the Gods that the planets are named for. Each planet "speaks" biographically, in the first person, in such a way that is reminiscent of the language I've experienced in Wiccan ritual. (Such as "The Charge of the Goddess".) If you lean towards a Roman or Hellenic (Greek) pantheons, this book will be especially relevant to your practice of NeoPaganism. Again, the art is fantastic, with shiny metallic silver and golds mixed in with vibrant colors. The pictures here do not give it justice! I recommend this book for any NeoPagan bookstore's parenting and or children's section. In fact, that's where I bought my copy, at my local Witchy book store!
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