Northern Lights A to Z

written and illustrated by Mindy Dwyer

An alphabet of the aurora borealis developed from ancient legends and modern science.

A wonderful introduction to the aurora borealis, also known as the northern lights.  The book's 26 facts and legends explain both the science behind this curious and colorful planetary phenomenon (solar winds hitting the earth's magnetic fields) and the legends it has inspired, such as the fascinating Makah Indian myth that pots of boiling whale blubber created it. The fascinating illustrations bring the brief informational text to life.