There Once was a Sky Full of Stars Written By Bob Crelin and Illustrated by Amie Ziner
If you're looking for a unique children's bedtime story with an astronomical theme, pick up There Once Was a Sky Full of Stars. This beautifully illustrated book helps children discover the magic of the night sky, the growing problem of light pollution, and what can be done to save the vanishing stars. (A portion of the proceeds goes to the International Dark-Sky Association.)
Bob Crelin has spent many years working with lawmakers to preserve the wonders of the night sky for our children. There Once Was a Sky Full of Stars is his first book. A father, musician, inventor, and artist, he cofounded the Wandering Star Project, Inc., a non-profit, astronomy-education organization for children. Bob's light pollution activism led him to design his own "night-sky friendly" light fixture, the GlareBuster. On any clear night, you can find Bob sharing the stars with his family in Connecticut.
There Once was a Sky Full of Stars Reviews
"This book is a great one for children and adults. The illustrations are beautiful, and the singsong verse tells of the wonders of the night sky, and how they are lost in light pollution, and what other negative consequences light pollution has for nature. It also gives hope, as it lays out the very simple solution -- design and use night lighting that puts light only where it's needed. Amateur astronomy is a hobby of mine, and I found myself a little misty as I read this book for the first time to my children. A portion of its new price goes to the International Dark Sky Association, so please buy it new!" -- S. D. Weitzenhoffer (Houston, TX United States)
"There Once Was A Sky Full Of Stars is a fabulous children's book, and one of a kind. Adults too, enjoy reading it. Bob Crelin wrote this book in such a way that you do not realize it is filled with such important information until you put it down. Then, you are ready to read it again. It is written extremely well, there is great a rhythm to the book, the story is awesome, and the illustrations are terrific. It is a fun read, and kids love it." -- Carol Fitzsimons (NY, NY United States)
ISBN Number: 9781931559379