What We See in the Stars: An Illustrated Tour of the Night Sky

Kelsey Oseid rekindles the magic of stargazing in this beautifully drawn edition that mixes scientific fact with the Greek and Roman mythology. In What We See in the Stars, Oseid gives readers an abbreviated tour of the night sky, from the stars that make up the 88 known constellations to planets, solar systems and the lesser-known celestial phenomena that lie in deep space. She covers Ptolemy's original 48 constellations in detail and offers an overview of the Milky Way, including the reasons why Pluto is no longer considered a planet. What makes this book so compelling is the storytelling; it's a yin-and-yang of reason and emotional longing that reflects the role human perception has had and continues to play in mapping the night sky. Handpainted illustrations in sparkly blue-and-silver packaging add to the book's charms and enhance the storytelling, to making it equally appealing to both children and adults.

"After all, it's our own stories we've been reading in the stars all along." --Nancy Powell, freelance writer and technical consultant

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