Starry Skies

I am a disgrace. I know very few star constellations, if by ‘know’ you mean that you definitely recognise them up in the sky, and remember every name for them, and can recall where you’d expect them in your part of the of sky.

After reading this – mostly black – board book by Samantha Chagollan, with illustrations by Nila Aye, I could, perhaps, remedy that ignorance. I have had the sometimes outlandish shapes explained in the past, but here there is a drawing of say, Pegasus, and the stars marked in the picture of this celestial horse.

I might still find Pisces a little farfetched, but Orion is always good. On the other hand, when it comes to stars I will forever get my dogs and my bears mixed up.

Samantha Chagollan and Nila Aye, Starry Skies

This is a book for a new generation of much cleverer stargazers.

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