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Star Climbing    by Lou Fancher & Steve Johnson order for
Star Climbing
by Lou Fancher
Order:  USA  Can
Laura Geringer, 2006 (2006)

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* *   Reviewed by Hilary Williamson

This inspiring picture book opens with a child at an open window gazing at the night sky and musing, 'On nights I cannot sleep, I go star climbing.'

Lou Fancher's engaging text takes young readers on a tour of the stars, while Steve Johnson's rich, evocative illustrations tie the journey in to myth and legend. At the back of the book is an overview of the constellations visited, from Leo the Lion to Cygnus the Swan.

How would you like to 'Toss a star through black of night. / Soar above a bed of light'? Enjoy this tribute to astronomy and the imagination, and use the drawings of star constellations to do your own star spotting - and climbing!

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