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The Story of Orion: A Roman Constellation…

The Story of Orion: A Roman Constellation Myth (Night Sky Stories)

by Thomas Kingsley Troupe

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The Story of Orion is a simplified version of the Roman myth of how Diana, the goddess of the Moon, fell in love with Orion. The colorful and simple pictures are engaging and help children understand the storyline. This would be a great book to read aloud to students from first to fourth grades.
  grkim | Jun 6, 2018 |
The picture book discusses the origins of the star constellation of Orion through a mythological perspective. The book also tells the twisted love story between the goddess Diana and the hunter Orion.
  Kathrin.McCoy | Nov 26, 2017 |
This book is all about the Greek and Roman myth of the hunter Orion falling in love with Diana and being placed in the sky as a constellation forever more. The illustrations in this book are really striking and colorful, which draws the eye in and makes it a page turner. I always believe that the Roman myths especially do a wonderful job of exploring human themes such as vanity, love, desire, war and banishment that are still relatable to today. That's why I love to see modern takes and rewrites of these classic stories done because I think they transfer seamlessly into tales for modern audiences full of morals. ( )
  LeslieMuir | Mar 18, 2017 |
The constellation illustrations are amazing and vivid. I feel this story is a bit mature for its intended audience and I might suggest it for grades 5th and above.
  knoelle27 | Aug 12, 2016 |
Orion is a great hunter and son of Neptune. Diana goddess of the moon also loved to hunt. She decided to go to earth and meet Orion, they soon after that fell in love. Over time Diana forgot her duties of pulling the moon across the sky and her twin brother Apollo, god of the sun became angry. Apollo was picking up Diana’s job of pulling the moon along with pulling the sun each day. Anger took over Apollo and he made a plan to kill Orion.
  angoneal | Dec 5, 2015 |
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"The great hunter Orion and Diana are in love. But Diana's brother, Apollo, is not happy about it. Will Apollo's evil plot to get rid of Orion work, or will Diana be able to save her beloved hunter?"--P. [4] of cover.

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