Zoo in the Sky

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Zoo in the Sky

Zoo in the Sky will take you on a ride through the starry night sky. This award-winning book captures the glittering light show of the constellations.

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About the Book

Zoo in the Sky is an award-winning book capturing the glittering light show of the constellations is now available in paperback.

Take an illuminating ride through the starry night sky with National Geographic’s Zoo in the Sky! Little Bear and the Great Bear in the Northern Sky; the scaly dragon winding his long tail; the Great Dog chasing the Hare in the Southern Sky; all are beautifully rendered in Christina Balit’s vibrant art, studded with shiny stars, which perfectly illustrates Jacqueline Mitton’s rich 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 Once Upon a Starry Night and The Planet Gods also by Jacqueline Mitton.

A Few Reviews:

“A visually dynamic introduction to the animal constellations.” —Booklist

“Mitton offers poetic, abbreviated legends of the nighttime sky, while Balit’s paintings, highlighted by shimmering silver stars, give visual meaning to the text.” —Kirkus Reviews

“This is an attractive introduction to astronomy… [T]he simple poetic descriptions will capture the attention of preschoolers and early elementary-age children alike. A brief explanation of stars and constellations rounds out this lovely and unusual offering.” —School Library Journal

“I am so happy with this purchase! We bought this book for our niece. She has a telescope and is fascinated with stars. This is an awesome book for introducing constellations and teaching about the different stars. I would definitely recommend for any kiddos that have an interest in the sky! (Kids ages 4 and 6)” –Amazon Reviewer

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