A Child's Introduction to The Night Sky

by Michael Driscoll Illustrated by Meredith HamiltonThe Story of the Stars, Planets and Constellations--and How You Can Find Them in the SkyHave you ever looked up into the night sky and wandered what's up there? People have been wondering abouth the mysteries of the universe for as long as there have been people. With the help of this book, and the handy Star Finder and stickers included inside, you'll learn all about the stars, planets and other interesting things above our heads, and about the amazing explorers and thinkers who have unraveled their secrets. Why do stars seem to move across the sky throughout the night and change places over the course of a year? How far away is the Moon, and why does it change shape all the time? What's the best time to spot one of those "shooting stars"--and what are they anyway? (Hint: They're not stars.) How did the planets get their names--and will we ever be able to visit them all? What are Saturn's rings made of? You'll find out the answers to all these questions, and lots more--and when you're ready, you can take your Star Finder outside and spot the major stars and constellations.