Seeing Stars: A Complete Guide to the 88 Constellations — By Sara Gillingham

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 "To capture the wonder of the night sky, it takes a gorgeous volume like this."

— Booklist

"Budding stargazers will devour this guide offering the stories behind each star group, and how to find them in the night sky."

—Air & Space Magazine

"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!"


"The ultimate book for budding star gazers. Seeing Stars from Phaidon is the perfect choice for anyone who wants to know more about our solar system and the stars within it from a historical and artistic perspective... A beautiful book for age 7 to adult that is fascinating and a great reference point for those clear nights..."


For Ages 7-10, but really for all ages!

Seeing Stars: A Complete Guide to the 88 Constellations is 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.

Seeing Stars has 204 wonderful illustrations, and 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 and tips on apps to use to expand learning, this keepsake volume of visual reference and beauty is perfect for inquisitive young stargazers.

Seeing Stars also is a beautiful book — colors are brighter than they appear, as they are printed in pure Pantones. The book jacket features foil stamping and laser-cut pinholes.


Format: New, Hardcover

Published: November 19, 2018

Publisher: Phaidon

ISBN: 9780714877723

Pages: 213 - 204 illustrations

Dimensions:  8.25 H x 1.00 D x 9.50 W

Weight: 2.15 pounds, before shipping

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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.