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The Story of the Stars Neal Layton

Hodder Children's Books
Hardback 22 pages

282 x 252 x 21mm
3rd Oct 2013
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First came the bestselling The Story of Everything, then came the bestselling The Story of Things and now here's The Story of Stars!Find out everything you ever wanted to know about the stars told in 10 pop-up spreads by the Smarties award-winner Neal Layton.Neal's unique perspective on stars from thousands of years ago to today presents stars, solar systems and galaxies in a format accessible to the very young. Did you know that the Ancient Greeks did a join-the-dots with the night sky? Or that the sun is our nearest star? Or that stars are born, live and die just like us?With ingenious pops, flaps and tabs, and a MASSIVE pop-up of the constellations in the night sky!


Many of Neal's ideas come he says from his childhood. In the past he has worked on a lettuce farm, in a chocolate factory, a teapot factory, a book shop and has delivered papers. Neal has illustrated more than 40 books to date working with award-winning authors such as Michael Rosen and Roger McGough. Oscar and Arabella, which he both wrote and illustrated won him the Smarties prize in 2003. He now lives in Southsea, Portsmouth with his wife and two children.

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