The Constellation Cassiopeia

The Constellation Cassiopeia

The Story of the Queen

Book - 2013
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Retells the story of Cassiopeia and her daughter Andromeda, discusses the astronomical features of the constellation Cassiopeia, and describes the history of the constellation and its myths in world culture.
Publisher: Mankato, MN : The Child's World, 2013
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781623234843
1623234840
Characteristics: 32 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 21 x 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Morrow, J. T.
Alternative Title: Cassiopeia

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forbesrachel Aug 19, 2014

Both an educational and entertaining approach to the subject of constellations. In Cassiopeia's case the author starts with the stars of Cassiopeia, the Milky Way Galaxy, and supernovas. Queen Cassiopeia herself plays only a minor role in the myth she is in. Rather it is her daughter Andromeda, and the hero Perseus that have the spotlight. The reason for her induction into the heavens is one of the more intriguing though. To be thorough the author mentions variations of the story as well as tales from other cultures. Both photographs and illustrations adorn these pages. Photos include images of the stars, as well as relevant historical objects and places. Additional resources can be found in the back. Between the fun facts, an interesting story, tips on finding the constellation, and a manageable size, each volume in this new series is perfect for a wide range of children. This includes both those that prefer non-fiction and fiction. Each constellation's story gets removed from the larger body of a culture's mythology to shine alone in its individual glory.

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