Wishing on a Star

Wishing on a Star

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If you go outside on a clear night, you can't help yourself. Your head tilts back, your eyes rise up, and you find yourself gazing at the stars . . . WOW! From the beginning of time, people have admired the night sky's beauty.

The night sky is our oldest picture book, and Wishing on a Star retells some of these stories from around the world in simple language that kids can understand.

Wishing on a Star also includes lots of fun activities that celebrate the stars. Learn how to make a twinkling thaumatrope, fly a starry kite, and act in your own constellation play. Star maps and stargazing tips show how to find the constellations, and cool science facts teach more about the stars.

Paperback, Full-Color Illustrations Throughout, Ages 7 and up
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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 147.32 x 198.12 x 7.62mm | 136.08g
  • Layton, UT, United States
  • English
  • colour illustrations
  • 1586850296
  • 9781586850296
  • 985,329

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Contents About the Activities Introduction Ursa Major & Ursa Minor, The Big Bear & The Little Bear Leo Major, The Great Lion Orion, The Great Hunter Canis Major & Canis Minor, The Great Dog & The Little Dog Pegasus, The Winged Horse Coma Berenice, Berenice's Hair Cygnus, The Swan Stargazing in the City and in the Country Cool Books and Places
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Did you know that the patterns and shapes made by the stars in the sky tell stories? Wishing on a Star tells some of the exciting stories behind constellations like Pegasus, the Big Bear and Little Bear, Leo the Lion, and Orion the Hunter.

The stars come to life with creative and entertaining activities. You'll learn how to make a twinkling thaumatrope, fly a starry kite, and act in your own constellation play! Star maps and stargazing tips will help you find the constellations, and cool science facts will help you learn more about the stars.
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17 ratings
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4 35% (6)
3 18% (3)
2 6% (1)
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