Legends of the Stars
Myths of the Night Sky
By Stella Caldwell (Author)
For thousands of years, every culture on earth has gazed up at the heavens in wonder and found pictures hidden amid the stars. Combining the rich myths and legends woven across the night sky with simple scientific facts, this vividly illustrated collection brings these incredible tales to life. Find out about Orion with his hunting dogs and belt of three bright stars; Selene, the bewitching goddess of the moon, who fell in love with a mortal; the four brave hunters who endlessly pursue a great bear across the sky; Draco the dragon, warrior of Titans; and other stories from ancient Greece, Egypt, Ethiopia, Scandinavia, Native America, and around the world.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Stella Caldwell studied English Literature at the University of Edinburgh, and was an editor for several years. She is the author of many children’s books, including Roald Dahl's Beastly Brutes and Heroic Human Beans, Dragonworld, Fairy World, Gods, Heroes and Monsters, and Explore 360 The Tomb of Tutanhkamun.