Stories In The Stars: An Atlas Of Constellations by Susanna HislopStories In The Stars: An Atlas Of Constellations by Susanna Hislop

Stories In The Stars: An Atlas Of Constellations

bySusanna HislopIllustratorHannah Waldron

Hardcover | November 3, 2015

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A beautifully illustrated Penguin Hardcover that invites readers to travel the night sky and discover the universe of stories in the stars
To those who can decipher it, the night sky is alive with gods and goddesses, animals and mythical creatures—an endless carnival played out in shining constellations. Amidst this jet-black canvas pricked with white dots, a hunter leaps in pursuit with his dogs at his heels, a sea monster threatens a maiden in distress, and a pair of twins lives forever.

In Stories in the Stars, writer and stargazer Susanna Hislop and international artist Hannah Waldron present an imaginative journey through the heavens. Leaping between centuries, cultures, and traditions, they explore each of the night sky’s eighty-eight constellations through gorgeous illustrations and vivid descriptions that will linger in readers’ minds long after they’ve closed the book and stepped outside on a starry night.
Susanna Hislop is an actor, writer, and theater maker. She is artistic director of Slip of Steel theater company and a contributing editor of the Junket. She has also worked as a freelance journalist and writer for publications including the Sunday Times (London), the Evening Standard (London), and the Telegraph (U.K.), and has coautho...
Title:Stories In The Stars: An Atlas Of ConstellationsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 10.3 × 10.25 × 0.87 inPublished:November 3, 2015Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0143128132

ISBN - 13:9780143128137

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wonderful Encyclopaedia of Astronomical Myths A wonderful read for anyone interested in the many mythologies concerning the constellations, the illustrations are charming and the quality of the book itself is worth the price. Not scientific in nature, just in case anyone was hoping for star charts with coordinates as the word 'atlas' might suggest.
Date published: 2017-02-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful Lovely illustrations as well as the meaning of the major constellations.
Date published: 2017-01-10

Editorial Reviews

“What a beautiful book it is! A treasured possession.” —Mary Beard “No astronomy book can claim to be as beautiful as the night sky, but Stories in the Stars comes closest! I'm learning something new every day and having a lot of fun in the process.” —Tristan Gooley, The Natural Navigator“Writer and astronomy lover Hislop explores all 88 constellations and artfully tells their stories in this singular book. . . . Hislop’s narratives are absorbing and often humorous. . . . Waldron’s illustrations are simple yet striking, a perfect complement to the delightful written pieces. While not an atlas in the literal sense, this book is a fun and fascinating examination of the cosmos. This accessible and engrossing title is recommended for those interested in astronomy, mythology, art, or history.” —Library Journal