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The moon is our closest celestial neighbour and it has inspired stories and legends throughout history. Some people saw its surface as the face of an old man or a young woman; some saw a rabbit or a frog in the shaded areas. This collection of 10 stories and myths about the moon introduces us to various cultures from around the world. We can read about Hina, the Polynesian goddess of craft looking for a quiet place to weave, or about Rabbit, the hero of a Mi'kmaq story. In some stories, the moon is rescued from a bog by a brave man; in others, as in the Anansi story, the moon is a precious treasure that cannot be shared.
The book comes with informative sidebars about the phases of the moon, craters, gravity and tides, lunar eclipses and various other facts. A glossary explains technical terms and vocabulary from each country. Each story is illustrated with special cultural emphasis.
Dot to Dot in the Sky:Stories of the Moon is the third book of a series including Dot to Dot in the Sky:Stories of the Stars and Dot to Dot in the Sky:Stories of the Planets.