Once Upon a Starry Night explains the ten ancient figures whose legends are written large across the universe. Every page shines with Christina Balit’s vibrant art.
Take an illuminating ride through the starry night sky, and learn how the heavens pay tribute to the gods of Greek and Roman mythology.
Once Upon a Starry Night explains the ten ancient figures whose legends are written large across the universe. Every page shines with Christina Balit’s vibrant art, studded with shiny stars, and provides the perfect backdrop to Jacqueline Mitton’s poetic text.
About the Author & Illustrator:
Dr. Jacqueline Mitton holds an MA in Physics from the University of Oxford and a Doctorate in Astrophysics from the University of Cambridge. She lives in London, England. Read more about her here.
Christina Balit studied at the Chelsea School of Art and the Royal College of Art in England. Her work has been exhibited at the Royal Academy and the Royal Festival Hall. Her illustrations grace Zoo in the Sky and The Planet Gods also by Jacqueline Mitton.
A Few Reviews:
“…an enticing riot of color and detail” — School Library Journal
“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.” Amazon Reviewer