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  • Hardcover: 72 pages
  • Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers; Second edition edition (Sept. 22 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0547131402
  • ISBN-13: 978-0547131405
  • Product Dimensions: 23.5 x 0.6 x 27.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 612 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #384,993 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"A 'must' for public and school libraries and a wonderful book for an individual or family to own." Horn Book

"A 'must' for public and school libraries and a wonderful book for an individual or family to own." Horn Book Guide

About the Author

Hans Augusto Rey was born in Hamburg, Germany in 1898. As a child, he spent much of his free time in that city's famous Hagenbeck Zoo drawing animals. After serving in the army during World War I, he studied philology and natural science at the University of Hamburg. He then married Margret Rey and they moved to Montmartre for four years. The manuscript for the first Curious George books was one of the few items the Reys carried with them on their bicycles when they escaped from Paris in 1940. Eventually, they made their way to the United States, and Curious George was published in 1941. Curious George has been published in many languages, including French, German, Japanese, Afrikaans, and Norwegian. Additional Curious George books followed, as well as such other favorites as CECILY G. AND THE NINE MONKEYS and FIND THE CONSTELLATIONS.

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
The Best Resource for Observing the Night Sky Jan. 13 2009
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Now considered a classic, this is simply the best book ever written and illustrated for observing the night sky. H.A. Rey, who enriched the world with his Curious George books, was an avid amateur astronomer frustrated with the complexity of books on astronomy and stargazing. So, he wrote and illustrated this wonderful book to help excite and educate kids of all ages. I've used "Find the Constellations" to teach the constellations to my children, my grand children, more than 2,000 public school students, and countless scouts (boys and girls) for more than 30 years now. The illustrations are beautiful and easy to apply to real observing under the night sky; the writing is fun and entertaining; and, the stories are interesting and help us remember the key constellations. This book enchants as well as educates. Every school library, regardless of grade levels, should have this updated version. I highly encourage it for every home library as well. And, it is the best resource available for the Boy Scout Astronomy Merit Badge.
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Great for kids and adults!! April 8 2010
By L. W. Peters - Published on
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Got into noticing the stars after visits to Hawaiian mountain top and Taos, NM, desert within a few weeks. Have read 4 books about astronomy the past 4 months and this is my favorite. Memorable illustrations and helps to provide a roadmap to the night sky so can then finesse as track down the fainter objects that fill the larger astronomy texts. This is the perfect gift, too, for any age!!
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Stars and more April 29 2009
By Tina M. Kas - Published on
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This is a great book for the young and old alike. It is very easy to follow. My children and I enjoy this book very much. We have used it to find the constellations outside and we have learned quite a bit about the history of them as well. I love the sections of showing the constellations with the connecting lines and then without to be able to find them in the sky. This is a great gift giving idea. We just gave it to family members who do a lot of camping. Their kids cannot wait to find the stars in the sky. A must have for any family.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Great for adults too Sept. 15 2009
By Charles Johnson - Published on
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I've always wanted to be able to recognize the constellations, but never took the time to wander through complicated star charts. As an adult I have even less time than I did as a kid, but just reading through Rey's book a few times and sitting in the backyard a few minutes a night makes it easy.
Tiny little nuggets of information, like "the dipper is like a saddle!" make things so much easier to recognize.
I recomend this book for any adult (or kid) who's interested in learning the constellations, but doesn't necessarily want to recognize galaxies, or specific stars etc...
13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
Entry level work June 11 2009
By Edmund J. Vallecorse - Published on
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This is a good starter book for learning the stars, but THE STARS by the same author is a much better book for someone that is beyond grammar school (is there still such a thing?). However you need to start somewhere and this is just a good a place as any.