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Published by Juju Press on November 7, 2023
Genres: Children's / Fables
Source: Book Publicity Services
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Mystical tales introduce stargazers of all ages to the ancient art of storytelling. Author Jeannie K. Johnson is an astrology enthusiast who has studied the stars for nearly thirty years. This story collection, pairing zodiac characters in six original tales, is her love letter to the night sky.
Review: Night Lights by Jeannie K. Johnson
Night Lights by Jeannie K. Johnson is the perfect bedtime story collection! I’d even bring it on a camping trip to read under the stars. It brought back memories of learning about the constellations at the local planetarium as a kid. Each fable includes two of the zodiac signs and tells a story of how they work together with each other. Children will quickly understand and make connections to the morals interlaced throughout the stories. One of the reasons why I love fables! In each story, someone is helping out someone else. It also has a calming mood, that children might find relaxing if their caregiver reads it before bedtime. Also if you are into astrology, you might want to start with your own or your child’s sign first to peak their interest.
The stories in Night Lights lend themselves to great discussions about kindness and consideration for other people. Some tales like “The Archer and The Scorpion” focus on helping someone out because they were kind to you first. Others like “The Scales and the Maiden” focus on the help of another as the young character discovers the importance of truth and balance.
Opportunities for Exploration
This book opens up lots of opportunities for children to become inquisitive about the constellations and the stories connected to them. Connecting the opportunity to stargaze in the countryside or taking a field trip to the planetarium would be an awesome way to follow up the reading of this book.
Looking for a planetarium?
Check out this link to find a location near you: https://www.ips-planetarium.org/page/planetariumfinder Or you can always drive where the city lights are far away and start there!