The Night the Stars Fell: The Astounding 1833 Leonid Meteor Shower

The Night the Stars Fell: The Astounding 1833 Leonid Meteor Shower


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Author and archaeologist Sally Crum has written a wonderfully poetic account of an astonishing cosmic event. This historical treatment with clever visuals created by Eric Carlson will enrapture young people of all ages. The story, told in rhymed stanza form is both beautiful and historical. Irie Books has added images from the Smithsonian Collection that bring to life the long-ago meteor shower that scared many thousands of people all over the world. The author is careful to show how tribal people, worldwide, as well as explorers from the western world, reacted in much the same way to the phenomena. Also included in the back of the book is a series of "Fun Facts" explaining the illustrations as well as the event. Students, teachers, star watchers and those interested in history will find this book fascinating and charming.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781515417163
Publisher: Wilder Publications
Publication date: 06/28/2018
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.12(d)
Age Range: 6 - 12 Years

About the Author

Sally Crum is from Western Colorado and the Four Corners area of the U.S. She is a noted archaeologist and author. She strives to make archaeology and history exciting to both young and old alike, but her special love is creating a children's book that will endure.

Born and raised in Juneau, Alaska, Eric Carlson is a freelance illustrator and archaeologist. His scientific illustrations are widely published in archaeology texts while his fantasy imagery is enjoyed by children of all ages. Culture and history come alive through his extraordinary work.

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