Dot to Dot in the Sky: Stories of the Moon Paperback – Mar 1 2011
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Fact and fiction intermingle in this intriguing books about moon myths and facts. Lushly illustrated... fascinating and well-organized. (Stephanie Simpson McLellan Today's Parent 2005-05-00)
About the Author
Joan Marie Galat was born in Washington, D.C. and lived in Virginia, Alaska and Maryland before her family settled in Edmonton, Alberta, when she was eight. She was inspired to write her first book, Dot to Dot in the Sky: Stories in the Stars, when she wasn't able to find a book for her children that combined storytelling and astronomy. Joan has a diploma in Biological Sciences and Ecology from the Northern Alberta Institute. She lives near Edmonton with her three children.
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I was really impressed with this book. I love the breadth of different cultures that were included--from Africa to Russia, Japan to Greece, there's a wealth of myths. The other thing I really enjoyed was the inclusion of facts and history of the moon. They were tucked into side bars--unobtrusive and waiting for reader, shaded a different color to offset it from the page but not screaming for attention. As for the illustrations, they were amazing. Vibrant and eye-catching.
In all, it's a great universal book: older kids and adults will enjoy the stories and the nuances shown in how different cultures interpreted and understood the world around them. The younger children will love practicing their reading skills as well as enjoying having the stories read to them. For those too young to read, parents can use the pictures as a great conversational tool.
In total, this is a fantastic book: interesting, enjoyable, yummy to both the reading & visual senses.