Featuring constellations named after animals, birds and fishes, this text introduces young children to a zoo in the sky. Sky maps and an information spread on the night sky, stars and galaxies are also included.
Jacqueline Mitton holds an MA in physics from the University of Oxford and a Doctorate in astrophysics from the University of Cambridge. A distinguished writer on astronomy, she is also the Public Relations Officer for the Royal Astronomical Society. Asteroid 4027 was named Mitton for Jacqueline and her husband, astronomer Simon Mitton, by the International Astronomical Union in 1990. Christina Balit was born in Manchester but grew up in the Middle East. She studied at Chelsea School of Art and the Royal College of Art, and also attended Morley Theatre School and Questors Theatre School. She has exhibited widely and is also a playwright. Her books have won several nominations, commendations and a shortlist place for the Kate Greenway Medal. Kingdom of the Sun (written by Jaqueline Mitton), won the 2002 English Association Award for non-fiction. To learn more about Christina Balit click here