Friday, October 13, 2017

What We See in the Stars: An Illustrated Tour of the Night Sky by Kelsey Oseid - Book Review

33897637What We See in the Stars: An Illustrated Tour of the Night Sky by Kelsey Oseid
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Published September 26th 2017 by Ten Speed Press

A richly illustrated guide to the myths, histories, and science of the celestial bodies of our solar system, with stories and information about constellations, planets, comets, the northern lights, and more.
Combining art, mythology, and science, What We See in the Stars gives readers a tour of the night sky through more than 100 magical pieces of original art, all accompanied by text that weaves related legends and lore with scientific facts. This beautifully packaged book covers the night sky's most brilliant features--such as the constellations, the moon, the bright stars, and the visible planets--as well as less familiar celestial phenomena like the outer planets, nebulae, and deep space. Adults seeking to recapture the magic of youthful stargazing, younger readers interested in learning about natural history and outer space, and those who appreciate beautiful, hand-painted art will all delight in this charming book.

The illustrations are beautiful, those alone could be 5 stars. And they make you want to read the story they're telling.

This is a great book for anyone but, of course, especially astronomy fans of any level and of any age. I can't say I'm a big fan of the subject (sorry mom!); but I do love mythology and the little tie-ins on the origins of the constellations was definitely my favorite part.

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.

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