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THE CHILDREN'S BOOK OF STARS

THE CHILDREN'S BOOK OF STARS

MITTON

A.&C. BLACK

[Illustration: THE MOON CHILD MUST KEEP ON RUNNING ROUND HER. P. 11.]

THE CHILDREN'S BOOK OF STARS

BY THE SAME AUTHOR CHILDREN'S BOOK OF LONDON CONTAINING 12 FULL PAGE ILLUSTRATIONS IN COLOUR BY JOHN WILLIAMSON PRICE =6s.= 'The stories are told in a way that is bound to rivet attention, and the historical sketches will leave a lasting impression on the minds of young readers which will be very useful when their studies in history become more advanced.' Scotsman. ANIMAL AUTOBIOGRAPHIES THE DOG WITH 12 FULL PAGE ILLUSTRATIONS IN COLOUR BY J. WILLIAMSON PRICE =6s.= 'A true life history, written "out of the fulness of first hand knowledge" by an author who is thoroughly acquainted with all the ways of "the friend of man."' Glasgow Herald. 'The story is admirably told in clear and fascinating language.' Freeman's Journal. A. & C. BLACK. SOHO SQUARE. LONDON, W.

AGENTS

AMERICA THE MACMILLAN COMPANY 64 & 66 FIFTH AVENUE, NEW YORK

CANADA THE MACMILLAN COMPANY OF CANADA, LTD. 27 RICHMOND STREET WEST, TORONTO

INDIA MACMILLAN & COMPANY, LTD. MACMILLAN BUILDING, BOMBAY 309 BOW BAZAAR STREET, CALCUTTA

THE CHILDREN'S BOOK OF STARS

BY

G. E. MITTON

AUTHOR OF 'THE CHILDREN'S BOOK OF LONDON,' 'ANIMAL AUTOBIOGRAPHIES: THE DOG,' ETC.

LONDON ADAM AND CHARLES BLACK 1907

Published September, 1907

PREFACE

It was the intention of the late Agnes Clerke to write the preface to this 'Children's Book of Stars.' Miss Clerke took a warm and sympathetic interest in the authoress and her work, but her lamented death occurred before this kindly intention could be fulfilled.

I cannot pretend to write adequately as her substitute, but I could not resist the appeal made to me by the author, in the name and for the sake of her dear friend and mine, to write a few words of introduction.

I am in no way responsible either for the plan or for any portion of this work, but I can commend it as a book, written in a simple and pleasant style, calculated to awaken the interest of intelligent children, and to enable parents otherwise ignorant or astronomy to answer many of those puzzling questions which such children often put.

DAVID GILL.

AUTHOR'S NOTE

This little work is the outcome of many suggestions on the part of friends who were anxious to teach their small children something of the marvels of the heavens, but found it exceedingly difficult to get hold of a book wherein the intense fascination of the subject was not lost in conventional phraseology a book in which the stupendous facts were stated in language simple enough to be read aloud to a child without paraphrase... Continue reading book >>




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