The Night the Stars Fell : The Astounding 1833 Leonid Meteor Shower
Author and archaeologist Sally Crum has written a wonderfully poetic account of an astonishing cosmic event. This historical treatment with clever visuals created by Eric Carlson will enrapture young people of all ages. The story, told in rhymed stanza form is both beautiful and historical. Irie Books has added images from the Smithsonian Collection that bring to life the long-ago meteor shower that scared many thousands of people all over the world. The author is careful to show how tribal people, worldwide, as well as explorers from the western world, reacted in much the same way to the phenomena. Also included in the back of the book is a series of "Fun Facts" explaining the illustrations as well as the event. Students, teachers, star watchers and those interested in history will find this book fascinating and charming.
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