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Starry Tales
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Publication date March 1, 2001
Pages 103
Binding School and Library
Book category Juvenile Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780689830150
ISBN-10 0689830157
Dimensions 0.75 by 8.50 by 11 in.
Weight 1.55 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $21.00
Other format details juvenile
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Summaries and Reviews
Accompanied by vibrant artwork, a breathtaking collection of fifteen myths from different cultures details the shapes and forms of the sun, moon, and stars against the night sky, from a string of money and a bride's crown of flowers to a circle of chiefs sitting at a powwow. (view table of contents) description: Product Description:

For thousands of years, all around the world, people have seen shapes and pictures in the night sky and created stories to account for them. What one culture sees as a plow, another sees as a saucepan, another as a bear; what to one is a circle of chiefs sitting at powwow, another calls a bride's crown of flowers.

Starry Tales brings together fifteen of these myths about the sun, the moon, and the stars from different cultures and countries. Here you can read about how night was created, about the Giant who stole the sun, and about the "saucepan" in the sky...

One of today's most talented storytellers, Geraldine McCaughrean brings these myths to fresh life. With Sophy Williams's glowing illustrations, this is a book to enjoy, to share, and to treasure.

School and Library
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9780689830150 | details & prices | 103 pages | 8.50 × 11.00 × 0.75 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 1.55 lbs | List price $21.00
About: Contains fifteen stories about the sun, the moon, and the stars from different cultures and countries, including the North American Indian, ancient Greece and Rome, France, Australia, and Spain.

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