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    Re: Constellation names
    From: Bill Noyce
    Date: 2003 Nov 3, 11:18 -0500

    Others have commented on H. A. Rey's "The Stars - A New Way to See Them."
    To me, the book's attraction is Rey's line-drawings that connect the
    stars of each constellation into a shape that depicts its namesake
    better than the "standard" drawings.  He manages to make the Great Bear
    look like an Arctic polar bear -- rather than the long-tailed beast
    shown in other books.  But Sagittarius still looks like a teapot to me...
    H. A. Rey was also known as the author of the "Curious George" books for
    children, about a mischievous monkey.  And, he lived for many years here
    in New Hampshire.
    Jan Kalivoda recalls the Dipper being mentioned in books by Arthur Ransome.
    I recall a discussion -- perhaps in Winter Holiday? -- where one character
    says something like "that's the Plough, though it looks more like a kind
    of saucepan really."  Maybe the Dipper is mentioned as an alternative there.
    Of course, there's another dipper (a bird) in Swallows and Amazons....
            -- Bill

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