A graphically stunning, comprehensive introduction to the constellations.
This artful and accessible introduction to constellations equips readers with the information they need to locate, name, and explain all 88 internationally recognized constellations. Each cluster of stars is featured alongside the "story" (mythological or historical) behind its naming, tips on how to find it, what times of year it is visible, and key stars and asterisms within its grouping.
Complete with star maps and a glossary, this keepsake volume of visual reference and beauty is perfect for inquisitive young stargazers. Colours are brighter than they appear - printed in pure Pantones. Book jacket features foil stamping and laser-cut pinholes.
Artist: Sara Gillingham
Publisher: Phaidon Press
Publication Date: 5th Nov 2018
Product Dimensions: 212 x 242 x 28mm
"A handsome portrait gallery and finding guide for the 88 "official" constellations. Unlike most guides for young stargazers, which introduce just a few select constellations, this systematic catalog goes for the whole modern, International Astronomical Union-standardized roster... It's digestibly arranged and presented grist for young readers with a budding or even latent interest in sky watching."―Kirkus Reviews
"A graphically stunning, comprehensive introduction to the constellations. This artful and accessible introduction to constellations equips readers with the information they need to locate, name and explain all 88 internationally recognised constellations."―All About Space
"From the beautiful foil stamped jacket to the interior this is an exciting, vibrant publication. The layout is clear and accessible, starting with the background to the constellations, how to use the book, how to identify the constellations, and the best conditions to stargaze, inviting younger readers to look up and observe the stars as they listen to the ancient stories, or create their own!... A beautiful introductory book for young stargazers!"―Hotbrandscoolplaces.com
Sara Gillingham is an award-winning art director and designer. She was the Design Director for Children's Publishing at Chronicle Books and taught at UC Berkeley and California College of Arts. Among her books are the In My Nest series for Chronicle, and Alpha, Bravo, Charlie with Phaidon. She lives in British Columbia, Canada.