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Stories of the Zodiac (Dot to Dot in the Sky) Paperback – Nov 10 2011

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  • Paperback: 68 pages
  • Publisher: Walrus (March 8 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1552858057
  • ISBN-13: 978-1552858059
  • Product Dimensions: 20.4 x 0.5 x 22.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 204 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #443,646 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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[Stories of the Zodiac] retells colourful tales of mythological creatures while delighting readers with modern drama. (The Calgary Sun 2007-11-24)

About the Author

Joan Marie Galat finds storytelling an ideal way to lure others into sharing her interest in astronomy. A popular guest speaker on topics including mythology, astronomy and the writing process, her most recent book in this series, Stories of the Moon, won the R. Ross Annett Award for Children's Literature. The other books in the series are are Stories in the Stars and Stories of the Planets.

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Once again Joan Marie Galat has written a superb book that outlines the zodiac and its meaning, along with a variety of fun facts to go along with it. She is an amazing expert at relaying to her audience the important facts along with informative and exciting information. Another winner by this talented woman.
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HASH(0xa1914318) out of 5 stars A glow-in-the-dark star map rounds out this exciting blend of science and fantasy Feb. 6 2008
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Dot to Dot in the Sky: Stories of the Zodiac is a softcover book that teaches young readers about mythology, astrology, and astronomy. Chapters offer fun facts about stars in the heavens, and instructions for locating constellations in the night sky; yet the heart and soul of Dot to Dot in the Sky are its renditions of ancient Greek mythology behind each of the twelve Zodiac constellations. From Astraea, the goddess of justice who fled to the heavens with the balance Libra because humankind had become too violent and dishonest, to Leo, the Nemean lion that Hercules killed as one of his twelve labors, the tales of myth are brought to life with vivid color illustrations. A glow-in-the-dark star map rounds out this exciting blend of science and fantasy, enthusiastically recommended for young stargazers.
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HASH(0xa1846eb8) out of 5 stars Artistic and informative Jan. 26 2009
By Victoria - Published on
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I bought the entire Dot to Dot sky series of books. Great introduction to the solar system, planets, constellations and the associated myths. The myths are told in a brief consise format and are quite interesting. Artistic illistrations and top quality printing. These are short books so they are good for kids. Makes a lovely gift.
HASH(0xa1829624) out of 5 stars What's Your Sign? Sept. 25 2011
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Even 5th graders know about zodiac signs, so this book satisfied their curiosity and confirmed what sign each student is. Though we were dealing with scientific concepts, this book made the perfect connection to mythological reasons for the stars' positions. Short stories accompanying each sign and excellent drawings helped explain what some see in the stars. Receipt of the book was speedy, and the condition of the used copy was very good. Keeper for my classroom library!
HASH(0xa1d4c534) out of 5 stars Five Stars! March 18 2015
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This book it great. I love the map at the beginning that shows the placement of all the stars. The map is glow in the dark so that is pretty cool. Also the stories are easy to read and understand.