The Constellation Ursa Minor

The Story of the Little Bear

From the Set Constellations

Retells the story of Ursa Minor as the nurse of Zeus and recounts the tale of Zeus's birth and rise to power, discusses the astronomical features of the constellation Ursa Minor and the star Polaris, and describes the history of the constellation and its myths in world culture.

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  • The Constellation Ursa Minor
  • The Origin of the Myth of Ursa Minor
  • The Story of Ursa Minor
  • Ursa Minor in Other Cultures
  • How to Find Ursa Minor
  • Glossary
  • Learn More
  • Index
Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 3
Dewey 523.8
Lexile 620
ATOS Reading Level 4.0
Guided Reading Level S
Language English
Publisher The Child's World, Inc.
Format Reinforced book, Hosted ebook
ISBN 9781623234904, 9781623237929
Copyright 2014, 2014
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: Lisa Owings

Lisa Owings has a degree in English and creative writing from the University of Minnesota. She has written and edited a wide variety of educational books for young people. Lisa lives in Andover, Minnesota, with her husband.

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.