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Once Upon a Starry Night: A Book of Constellations Hardcover – February 1, 2004

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 6 - 9 years
  • Grade Level: 1 - 4
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: National Geographic Children's Books (February 1, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0792263324
  • ISBN-13: 978-0792263326
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 0.3 x 11.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #755,710 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
This book was read to my 4 yo at preschool and she absolutely loved it. This book was all she talked about that night so I bought this book, Zoo in the Sky, and Kingdom of the sun. She loves looking at the pictures and discussing which constellations we can see here in NJ. Unfortunately, the one she wants to see the most, Hercules, is in the southern sky so I guess we'll have to take a trip south of the equator!!
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Across each two page spread Once Upon a Starry Night introduces a different constellation, gives a brief synopsis of the story, and provides a beautiful illustration with foil stars imbedded. The first four constellations are linked by story line, which also draws the children in (what happened next...?). A great book for preschool up and coffee table beautiful.
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My 8 year old grandson is interested in viewing the sky at night through his telescope. This book has helped him locate constellations.He really enjoys it.
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Beautiful illustrations!
Bought this book for a friend's son to take on a camping trip and we were very impressed with how beautiful the book was.
I almost kept it for myself!

Great read also, we all had a lot of fun reading this book, children and adults!
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I bought this for my 6 year-old niece to accompany a globe that also lit up to show the constellations. This is a nicely written book of some of the more popular constellations. Even adults can learn! She really likes it.
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I love the illustrations of this book. And the words are well written so that it can keep the kids interested. I have a 3yo and a 5yo and they love looking at the pictures and listening to the words. And we all learn something new about the constellations.
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Contains a surprising number of constellations. Was especially delighted that this book covers the Lyra constellation. My littlest is named for Phillip Pullman's heroine and I enjoyed reading about "her" constellation and the myth surrounding it with her.
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My 4 year old loves constellations so I thought this would be a perfect book for her. The highly stylized illustrations are gorgeous but I thought they made it slightly difficult to clearly discern the principal stars tht make up the constellation in question. Then the stories, though nicely written, seemed a bit short. But to my surprise, she loves this book. I guess the author/illustrator know what they're doing. She asks for it regularly. It's not particularly good for learning how to locate the constellations in the night sky but that's not its intended purpose. She's a little younger than the age range (6-8 i think it said) in the product description but is still able to understand the stories with a little bit of help (eg explaining "vanity" in the cassiopiea section). Overall, a great book for your little stargazer and quite beautiful to look at. Would purchase again.
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