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Stories of the Stars


Libraries of Hope FORGOTTEN CLASSICS FAMILY LIBRARY SERIES Great Lives Series Freedom Series Story Hour Series Nature, Art and Music Series World History Series


Stories of the Stars Selected Authors

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Compiled From: Handbook of Nature Study, by Anna Botsford Comstock, Ithaca, New York: Comstock Publishing Associates, (1911). The Storyland of Stars, by Mara L. Pratt, Boston: Educational Publishing Company, (1892). Among the Stars or Wonderful Things in the Sky, by Agnes Giberne, New York: American Tract Society. Star Stories for Little Folks, by Gerturde Chandler Warner, Boston, Chicago: The Pilgrim Press, (1918).

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Table of Contents Handbook of Nature Study....................................................... 1

The Storyland of Stars ................................................3 Astronomy ................................................................................ 8 Early Astronomers .................................................................. 11 The Ptolemaic System:The Copernican System and Kepler’s Laws .............................................................. 14 Galileo .................................................................................... 21

Among the Stars .......................................................27 The Star that Could not be Found ......................................... 29 What About the Stars? ........................................................... 36 Folded Wings .......................................................................... 44 How Stars Rise and Set........................................................... 54 Stars in Daylight ..................................................................... 65 The Round Earth .................................................................... 74 Things Big and Beautiful ........................................................ 83 Ikon’s New “Little Moon.” ..................................................... 93 Shine and Shadow ................................................................ 101 The Size of the Sun............................................................... 110 Many Worlds ........................................................................ 117 Many Distances .................................................................... 124 “Far, Far Away” .................................................................... 135 Summer and Winter ............................................................. 146 Letters to and Fro ................................................................. 159 A Dream Without an Ending ............................................... 169 Unfolded Wings .................................................................... 179 Mr. Fritz’s Story .................................................................... 186 Things Light and Heavy ........................................................ 206 Another Story ....................................................................... 216 Why The Story Was Not Ended ........................................... 229 A Sequel to the Story ............................................................ 238 What Might Have Been Seen ............................................... 266


Table of Contents Continued How the Moon Goes Round ................................................. 274 Stella ..................................................................................... 282 Star Journeyings .................................................................... 288 Fast, Yet Slow........................................................................ 294 How Many Stars There Are! ................................................. 301 A Few More Questions ......................................................... 311

Star Stories for Little Folks..................................... 321 I. The Two Dippers ............................................................... 324 II. Auriga, The Wagoner ...................................................... 327 III. Taurus, The Bull............................................................. 330 IV. Orion .............................................................................. 333 V. Gemini, The Twins .......................................................... 336 VI. Canis Major, The Great Dog .......................................... 338 VII. Leo, The Lion ................................................................ 341 VIII. Boötes, The Herdsman ................................................ 344 IX. Corona, The Northern Crown ........................................ 347 X. Lyra, The Lyre .................................................................. 350 XI. Cygnus, The Swan .......................................................... 353 XII. Scorpio ........................................................................... 356 XIII. Sagittarius, The Archer ................................................ 358 XIV. The Square Of Pegasus, The Triangle, And Aries, The Ram ........................................................ 361 XV. Cassiopeia’s Chair ......................................................... 364 XVI. The Planets .................................................................. 367 Poems About Stars ................................................................ 371


Handbook of Nature Study By Ann Botsford Comstock


The Storyland of Stars By Mara L. Pratt


The Storyland of Stars

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Stories of the Stars

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The Storyland of Stars

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Astronomy

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The Storyland of Stars

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Stories of the Stars

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Early Astronomers

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Stories of the Stars

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The Storyland of Stars

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The Ptolemaic System: The Copernican System and Kepler’s Laws

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The Storyland of Stars

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Stories of the Stars

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The Storyland of Stars

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Stories of the Stars

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The Storyland of Stars

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Stories of the Stars

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Galileo

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Stories of the Stars

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The Storyland of Stars

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Stories of the Stars

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The Storyland of Stars

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Among the Stars By Agnes Giberne


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The Star that Could not be Found

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Stories of the Stars

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Among the Stars

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Stories of the Stars

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Among the Stars

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Among the Stars

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Chapter II

What About the Stars?

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Among the Stars

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Stories of the Stars

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Among the Stars

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Among the Stars

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Among the Stars

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Chapter III

Folded Wings

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Among the Stars

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Among the Stars

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Among the Stars

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Among the Stars

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Among the Stars

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Chapter IV

How Stars Rise and Set

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Among the Stars

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Among the Stars

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Among the Stars

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Among the Stars

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Among the Stars

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Chapter V

Stars in Daylight

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Among the Stars

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Among the Stars

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Among the Stars

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Among the Stars

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Chapter VI

The Round Earth

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Among the Stars

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Among the Stars

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Among the Stars

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Among the Stars

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Chapter VII

Things Big and Beautiful

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Stories of the Stars

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Among the Stars

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Among the Stars

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Among the Stars

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Among the Stars

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Chapter VIII

Ikon’s New “Little Moon.”

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Among the Stars

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Among the Stars

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Among the Stars

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Chapter IX

Shine and Shadow

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Among the Stars

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Among the Stars

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Among the Stars

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Among the Stars

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Chapter X

The Size of the Sun

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Among the Stars

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Among the Stars

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Among the Stars

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Chapter XI

Many Worlds

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Among the Stars

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Among the Stars

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Among the Stars

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Chapter XII

Many Distances

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Among the Stars

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Among the Stars

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Among the Stars

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Among the Stars

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Among the Stars

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Chapter XIII

“Far, Far Away”

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Among the Stars

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Among the Stars

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Among the Stars

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Among the Stars

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Among the Stars

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Chapter XIV

Summer and Winter

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Among the Stars

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Among the Stars

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Among the Stars

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Among the Stars

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Among the Stars

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Among the Stars

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Chapter XV

Letters to and Fro

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Among the Stars

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Among the Stars

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Among the Stars

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Among the Stars

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Chapter XVI

A Dream Without an Ending

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Among the Stars

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Among the Stars

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Among the Stars

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Among the Stars

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Chapter XVII

Unfolded Wings

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Among the Stars

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Among the Stars

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Among the Stars

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Chapter XVIII

Mr. Fritz’s Story

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Among the Stars

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Among the Stars

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Among the Stars

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Among the Stars

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Among the Stars

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Among the Stars

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Among the Stars

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Among the Stars

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Among the Stars

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Among the Stars

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CHAPTER XIX

Things Light and Heavy

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Among the Stars

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Among the Stars

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Among the Stars

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Among the Stars

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Among the Stars

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Chapter XX

Another Story

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Among the Stars

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Among the Stars

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Among the Stars

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Among the Stars

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Among the Stars

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Among the Stars

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Chapter XXI

Why The Story Was Not Ended

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Among the Stars

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Among the Stars

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Among the Stars

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Among the Stars

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Chapter XXII

A Sequel to the Story

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Among the Stars

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Among the Stars

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Among the Stars

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Among the Stars

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Among the Stars

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Among the Stars

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Among the Stars

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Among the Stars

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Among the Stars

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Among the Stars

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Among the Stars

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Among the Stars

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Among the Stars

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Among the Stars

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Chapter XXIII

What Might Have Been Seen

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Among the Stars

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Among the Stars

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Among the Stars

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Among the Stars

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Chapter XXIV

How the Moon Goes Round

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Among the Stars

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Among the Stars

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Among the Stars

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Among the Stars

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Chapter XXV

Stella

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Among the Stars

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Among the Stars

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Stories of the Stars

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Among the Stars

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Chapter XXVI

Star Journeyings

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Among the Stars

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Stories of the Stars

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Among the Stars

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Stories of the Stars

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Among the Stars

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Chapter XXVII

Fast, Yet Slow

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Among the Stars

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Among the Stars

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Among the Stars

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Chapter XXVIII

How Many Stars There Are!

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Among the Stars

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Among the Stars

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Among the Stars

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Among the Stars

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Chapter XXIX

A Few More Questions

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Among the Stars

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Among the Stars

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Among the Stars

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Among the Stars

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Star Stories for Little Folks by Gertrude Chandler Warner


Preface

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Star Stories for Little Folks

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I. The Two Dippers Look for the Dippers early in November

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Star Stories for Little Folks

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II. Auriga, The Wagoner Look for Auriga during the middle of November

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Star Stories for Little Folks

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III. Taurus, The Bull You can see this during December

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IV. Orion Orion can best be seen early in January

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Star Stories for Little Folks

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V. Gemini, The Twins Look for this during the middle of January

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VI. Canis Major, The Great Dog You will find this early in February

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VII. Leo, The Lion Look for Leo late in March

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Star Stories for Little Folks

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VIII. Boรถtes, The Herdsman

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IX. Corona, The Northern Crown You can find the Crown early in May

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X. Lyra, The Lyre Look for this in early June

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XI. Cygnus, The Swan The Swan is visible early in July

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Star Stories for Little Folks

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XII. Scorpio Look for this late in July

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XIII. Sagittarius, The Archer Wait until the last of August for this

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Star Stories for Little Folks

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XIV. The Square Of Pegasus, The Triangle, And Aries, The Ram These will be visible late in September

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Star Stories for Little Folks

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XV. Cassiopeia’s Chair Look for the Chair late in October

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Star Stories for Little Folks

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XVI. The Planets

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Star Stories for Little Folks

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Poems About Stars

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Poems About Stars

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