The night sky is a treasure trove of stories filled with heroes, wild animals, and adventure. It's just a matter of knowing where to look. In this new edition of the Dot to Dot in the Sky series,
The night sky is a treasure trove of stories filled with heroes, wild animals, and adventure. It's just a matter of knowing where to look. In this new edition of the Dot to Dot in the Sky series, Joan Marie Galat explores the legends and facts of the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights).
Like the rest of the books in this series, Stories of the Aurora contains all the scientific facts a child should know about this beautiful phenomenon in the night sky. Beautifully illustrated by Lorna Bennet, it also chronicles the many legends surrounding the event including tales of the afterlife from the Inuit, a European & Mi'kmaq fairy tale and even a story from the ancient Romans on what an Aurora could possibly mean. These tales and more make this a one—of—a—kind book on this incredible phenomenon in the Canadian sky.
Joan Marie Galat is an award—winning author of books for children and adults, and a freelance writer and editor. She combines astronomy with ancient mythology in the Dot to Dot in the Sky series and enjoys sharing her love of the night sky with school audiences.
"This beautiful book, enhanced by Lorna Bennett's illustrations, holds two ideas in perfect tension: the aurora is a comprehensible scientific phenomenon yet remains a mysterious force that provokes universal wonder." — Foreword Reviews
"Clear graphic art and gorgeous photographs reinforce the readable text. Original artwork by Lorna Bennett brings the legends to life. This recommended title would make a welcome addition to any school or classroom library. Sections could be used in science, art, language arts, and social studies classes." — Resource Links
"The illustrations and photographs of the aurora reflect the beauty that is the experience of seeing the lights in the evening sky and complement the text. . . Stories of the Aurora is a good source for students doing research on the topic of auroras. It is detailed and beautifully illustrated. Although some of the myths may be a bit dense and detailed, the book provides good background material on an interesting topic related to astronomy. Recommended." — CM Magazine