The Constellation Hercules
The Story of the Hero
From the Set Constellations
Retells the story and adventures of Hercules, discusses the astronomical features of the constellation Hercules, and describes the history of the constellation and its myths in world culture.
- The Constellation Hercules
- The Origin of the Myth of Hercules
- The Story of Hercules
- Hercules in Other Cultures
- How to Find Hercules
- Learn More
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 5|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|ATOS Reading Level||4.1|
|Guided Reading Level||S|
|Publisher||The Child's World, Inc.|
|Format||Reinforced book, Hosted ebook|
|Number of Pages||32, 32|
|Dimensions||9.5 x 8, 9.5 x 8|
|Graphics||Full-color photographs, Full-color illustrations|
A noteworthy review of Constellations from School Library Journal on November 1, 2013
These volumes provide both astronomy and mythology lessons in one very attractive package and are sure to be popular with young stargazers. Each of the books discusses a major constellation’s origin and mythology story, compares its presence in other cultures around the world, and explains how to locate it in the night sky. Sidebars provide additional facts (e.g., ‘The largest star that astronomers know of is VY Can Majoris’). Using crisp images and a pleasing combination of accent and colors, this set is sure to attract student researchers as well as educators and parents looking for engaging read-aloud nonfiction. This series gets a gold star.
Author: M. J. York
M. J. York has an undergraduate degree in English and history and a master's degree in library science. M. J. lives in Minnesota and works as a children's-book editor. She has always been fascinated by myths, legends, and fairy tales from around the world.
Illustrator: JT Morrow
JT Morrow has been an illustrator for over twenty years and has won several awards. He specializes in creating parodies and imitations of the old and modern masters. Mr. Morrow lives just south of San Francisco with his wife and daughter.