For over 20 years Mary Stewart Adams has been leading audiences in finding the delightful connection between the night sky and the cultural arts such as nursery rhymes, fairy tales and mythologies. Through decades of dark sky programs, the Fairy Tale Moons calendars, and her ongoing weekly radio series, Mary inspires the imagination in answer to the inherent longing to understand our connection with the stars. This is her first book, in which she continues to weave the brilliant night sky together with the wonder literature of the ages.
The Star Tales of Mother Goose is designed to awaken the imagination in relationship to the stars as a companion to the science of astronomy. The book includes traditional Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes in their connection with the constellations of the night sky as imagined by Mary. Rich with original illustrations by Mary’s sister and long-time collaborator Patricia DeLisa, the book introduces basic astronomical concepts and the history of each rhyme, as well as the history of Mother Goose herself.
The book is suitable for children and designed for adults. Sing a Song of Sixpence, Hey Diddle Diddle, Little Bo Peep, Little Boy Blue, Humpty Dumpty and more are found here on the page, carousing beneath a sky full of stars.
- History of Mother Goose
- Keys for finding the stars with their corresponding Mother Goose rhymes
- Easy-to-use sky maps
- Glossary of astronomical terms
- Historical references
- 9×11 hardcover format
- 112 full color pages