Dot to Dot in the Sky

Stories in the Planets

By Joan Marie Galat; Lorna Bennett (Illustrator)
Whitecap Books, Paperback, 9781552853924, 64pp.

Publication Date: February 2003

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How can you distinguish between planets and stars in the night sky? Is that bright, sparkling object a star or is Venus winking? Is that red object really Mars? This new book from the author of "Dot to Dot in the Sky: Stories of the Stars" is a unique astronomy resource designed for parents and children to use together. Each colorful chapter focuses on a specific planet (even Earth) and shares the myths that have come to be associated with it. Each chapter also features Planetary Notes, tips for observing the planet in the sky, and informative sidebars with planetary facts and dates in the history of planet gazing and discovery.

About the Author
As a child, Joan Marie Galat spent hours gazing up at the night sky from snow forts and through car windows on long road trips. She shares her love of the stars in the Dot to Dot in the Sky series, which combines the science of the night sky with the ancient myths that give the constellations and planets their names.

Lorna Bennett attended the Fine Arts/Arts programs at Grant MacEwan College and The University of Alberta. Lorna has worked as a writer and as an animator in traditional and digital animation with an Edmonton multimedia group; projects include work for the National Film Board and Royal Provincial Museum's Wild Alberta permanent exhibit multimedia. Lorna has held solo exhibitions of original oil paintings at the Art Gallery of Alberta (formerly the Edmonton Art Gallery), the Royal Alberta Museum, and major libraries in Edmonton and Calgary.
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