The Stories behind the Stars: A Visual Guide / Autumn and Winter Stars

by Houei Nojiri
photo by Yasumaro Yaita

Ages 6 UP

Humankind has always been fascinated by the beauty of the stars, and this fascination has led to stories about the origins and meanings of these glittering mysteries being written and retold in all corners of the world. This book introduces some of these myths—focusing on stars seen in autumn and winter, including Orion, Canis Minor (Small Dog), and Eridanus (River of Hades)—through words by the late astronomer Houei Nojiri and stunning photography by Yasumaro Yaita.

25 x 19 cm, 128 pages, Full-colour photographs and illustrations
First published September 2017