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  1. Once Upon a Starry Night: A  Book of Constellations
    Once Upon a Starry Night: A  Book of Constellations
    Once Upon a Starry Night: A  Book of Constellations
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  2. Once Upon a Starry Night: A Book of Constellations

    Delivery: 10-20 Working Days
    Customer Ratings (21 reviews)
    Price R343.00

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National Geographic’s stunning rendition of the constellations’ glittering lightshow is now available in paperback.

Take an illuminating ride through the starry night sky, and learn how the heavens pay tribute to the gods of Greek and Roman mythology. Once Upon a Starry Night explains the ten ancient figures whose legends are written large across the universe. Every page shines with Christina Balit’s vibrant art, studded with shiny stars, and provides the perfect backdrop to Jacqueline Mitton’s poetic text.

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Jacqueline Mitton
Mitton, Jacqueline/ Balit, Christina (CON)
National Geographic Children's Books
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

My 4 year old loves constellations so I thought this would be a perfect book for her. The highly stylized illustrations are gorgeous but I thought they made it slightly difficult to clearly discern the principal stars tht make up the constellation in question. Then the stories, though nicely written, seemed a bit short. But to my surprise, she loves this book. I guess the author/illustrator know what they're doing. She asks for it regularly. It's not particularly good for learning how to locate the constellations in the night sky but that's not its intended purpose. She's a little younger than the age range (6-8 i think it said) in the product description but is still able to understand the stories with a little bit of help (eg explaining "vanity" in the cassiopiea section). Overall, a great book for your little stargazer and quite beautiful to look at. Would purchase again.
Beautiful illustrations!
Bought this book for a friend's son to take on a camping trip and we were very impressed with how beautiful the book was.
I almost kept it for myself!

Great read also, we all had a lot of fun reading this book, children and adults!
The pictures are interesting. I know the stories are hard to condense for kids to understand but this was done in a way I didn't find all that interesting, let alone to keep a kid's attention in the telling. I'd rather have spent my money on another book for the constellation stories.
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