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Tales of the constellations

Tales of the constellations
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This book consists of 43 short fairy tales. This series of tales describes the 88 known constellations of our night sky.

In the book the tales are collected and written by an astrologer, Lee. She travels across the world and presents people with her tales. These tales remind children and adults that the planet Earth with its inhabitants is just a little part of the universe. In these tales, people, birds, animals and scientific instruments are turned into the constellations. In each tale the good people, birds and animals understand one another. And only wicked creatures cannot live in harmony. The tales teach children to distinguish between good and evil.

The author composed the tales on the basis of prehistoric megalithic culture to provoke the readers’ interest towards the history, archaeology and science equally with the interest towards astronomy and the beauty of the night sky. The book is suitable for older children and adults. There are many colour illustrations. This book contains the preface by Russian cosmonaut A. Soloviov.

The book is illustrated by the author.

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  • Preface to the first edition
  • The Astrologer Lee
  • The Legend of the Milky Way
  • The Great Dog and the Little Dog
  • Perseus and Andromeda. The Lion and the Little Lion
  • Pegasus
  • The Archer, the Arrow and the Serpent
  • The Sea Monster and the Water-Carrier
  • The Fishes and the Southern Fish
  • The Scales
  • The Lynx, the Eagle and the Scorpion
  • The Lyre and the Whale
  • The Charioteer and the Little Horse
  • The Bull
  • The Hare, the Toucan and the Crab
  • The Dove, the Fox and the Dragon
  • The Wolf
  • The Dolphin
  • The Phoenix, Cassiopeia, Orion and the Centaur
  • The Cup
  • The Great Bear and the Little Bear
  • The Virgin, the Swan and the Hunting Dogs
  • The Painter and the Bird of Paradise
  • The Indian and the Octant
  • The Ram
  • The Sextant and the River
  • The Sculptor
  • Berenice’s Hair, the Northern Crown, the Southern Crown and the Herdsman
  • The Furnace and the Microscope
  • The Giraffe and the Goat
  • The Water Snake, the Chisel and the Crane
  • The Twins
  • The Serpent Bearer and the Lizard
  • The Flying Fish and the Goldfish
  • The Unicorn and Table Mountain
  • The Net and the Telescope
  • The Cross and the Clock
  • The Shield
  • The Ship Argo[2], Cepheus and Hercules
  • The Fly and the Chameleon
  • The Peacock and the Altar
  • The Triangle
  • The Raven
  • The Southern Triangle, the Compasses and the Square
  • Примечания