Star patterns outlined in the book help readers to find and identify constellations. Each page is loaded with illustrations, depicting things like crosscuts of planets to show their composition, craters, rings, moons and asteroids, as well as mythological characters of the constellations, like Andromeda, Cassiopeia and Pegasus. New discoveries are included, like the additional 11 moons of Jupiter that were recently observed. Activities include making a mobile to get a sense of the planets' alignments, and charting your own constellation.
Laura Evert is a nature book writer and a freelance editor with a degree in journalism. She is the author of Rocks, Fossils and Arrowheads, as well as several of the Our Wild World titles. Ms. Evert lives in Northern Wisconsin. Linda Garrow has a fine arts degree from the Rocky Mountain School of Art in Denver and a commercial art degree from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.