Find the Constellations

Find the Constellations

by H. A. Rey

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Containing star charts, a guide to the constellations, and details about seasons and the movement of the objects we see in the sky, this classic book makes H. A. Rey’s passion for astronomy evident on every page.

New updates concentrate on the planetary and solar system information in the latter part of the book. Facts and figures for each planet have been revised, and new scientific information has been added, such as Pluto’s reclassification as a dwarf planet. There's also a brand-new online resource that allows readers to track the positions of the planets in the night sky till the year 2100!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780547342573
Publisher: HMH Books
Publication date: 09/22/2008
Sold by: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 72
Sales rank: 1,033,097
Lexile: 850L (what's this?)
File size: 64 MB
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Age Range: 10 - 12 Years

About the Author

Hans Augusto Rey was born in Hamburg, Germany in 1898. As a child, he spent much of his free time in that city's famous Hagenbeck Zoo drawing animals. After serving in the army during World War I, he studied philology and natural science at the University of Hamburg. He then married Margret Rey and they moved to Montmartre for four years. The manuscript for the first Curious George books was one of the few items the Reys carried with them on their bicycles when they escaped from Paris in 1940. Eventually, they made their way to the United States, and Curious George was published in 1941. Curious George has been published in many languages, including French, German, Japanese, Afrikaans, and Norwegian. Additional Curious George books followed, as well as such other favorites as CECILY G. AND THE NINE MONKEYS and FIND THE CONSTELLATIONS.

Hans and Margret Rey created many books during their lives together, including Curious George, one of the most treasured classics of all time, as well as other favorites like Spotty and Pretzel. But it was their rambunctious little monkey who became an instantly recognizable icon. After the Reys escaped Paris by bicycle in 1940 carrying the manuscript for the original Curious George, the book was published in America in 1941. More than 200 Curious George titles followed, with 75 million books sold worldwide. Curious George has been successfully adapted into a major motion picture and an Emmy-winning television show on PBS.

Place of Birth:

Hamburg, Germany; Margret in 1906, and H.A. in 1898

Place of Death:

Cambridge, Massachusetts; Margret died in 1996, H.A. in 1977

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"A 'must' for public and school libraries and a wonderful book for an individual or family to own." Horn Book

"A 'must' for public and school libraries and a wonderful book for an individual or family to own." Horn Book Guide

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Find the Constellations 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a must have for kids who starting to learn about constellations. The author made it fun and easy for my 7 years old son to understand and mesmerize all the facts. Thanks to the librarian who recommended this book for us.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book and found it very informative and easy to understand for someone just starting to learn about the stars. However, i had a lot of problems trying to read it on my nook tablet and just ended up buying the real book. The pictures were small and had text you could hardly read. If you turned it sideways, it made the pictures readable but cut them off. As i got tward the end, the pictures were missing altogether. Not very helpful when is a star map you would like to memorise. If you are interested in learning or teaching your kids about the constelations i recomend buying a real book and skipping the nook.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very helpful.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a terrific book to work on projects or just to find out what is beyond our hemisphere.
tripleblessings on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Basic astronomy for viewing with the naked eye. Intended for grades 4 to 7 - a very handy reference for adults too. Maps of the sky (for the 4 seasons) with the principal constellations shown, and stories about the mythology of their names. Also a good section on the planets.
D_MacGowan More than 1 year ago
An exceptional first book introduction to the stars for children.
ChubzKC More than 1 year ago
Lots of information about he stars
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