Book Review – What We See in the Stars by Kelsey Oseid

Title: What We See in the Stars
Author: Kelsey Oseid
Publish Date: September 26, 2017
# of Pages: 160
Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


(From Goodreads) A richly illustrated guide to the myths, histories, and science of the celestial bodies of our solar system, with stories and information about constellations, planets, comets, the northern lights, and more.

Combining art, mythology, and science, What We See in the Stars gives readers a tour of the night sky through more than 100 magical pieces of original “art, all accompanied by text that weaves related legends and lore with scientific facts. This beautifully packaged book covers the night sky’s most brilliant features–such as the constellations, the moon, the bright stars, and the visible planets–as well as less familiar celestial phenomena like the outer planets, nebulae, and deep space. Adults seeking to recapture the magic of youthful stargazing, younger readers interested in learning about natural history and outer space, and those who appreciate beautiful, hand-painted art will all delight in this charming book.


What We Read in the Stars is an astronomer lover’s delight. From constellations, planets, to deep space, this book touches on several space-related topics and follows it up with stunning illustrations.

Even if you have no interest in astronomy, this book is serious eye candy. The illustrations are beautiful and mesmerizing. I enjoyed reading about the different topics and then ogling over the corresponding illustrations.

The information in this book is great, though high level. This is more of a coffee table book, not a deep dive into the ins and outs of outer space. My favorite section is the constellations. I would have never associated some of the star patterns with what they’re named for. Former star gazers and scientists have great imaginations!

I would absolutely recommend this book to others. More than anything, I think this book would make a great gift, suitable for older kids through adults.

I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review.


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