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Balit, Christina

Overview
Works: 107 works in 305 publications in 3 languages and 16,085 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Literature  Fiction  Picture books  Folklore  Bible stories  Fairy tales  History  Historical fiction  Myths 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Contributor, Annotator
Classifications: QB802, 523.8
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Christina Balit
Treasury of Greek mythology : classic stories of gods, goddesses, heroes & monsters by Donna Jo Napoli( Book )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in English and held by 1,917 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the mighty Zeus, King of the Gods, to the beautiful Aphrodite, Goddess of Love and Beauty, the tales in this volume will take you from the birth of the Olympian gods to the action-packed Trojan War. As you journey through the pages of this book, you'll find: stories of gods, goddesses, heroes, and monsters; artwork that brings the stories and the characters vividly to life; a family tree of the gods and goddesses; sidebars that put stories into historical and cultural context; a map of Greece and the Mediterranean that helps put the stories into geographic context; a cast of characters, listing fast facts about each profiled god, goddess, and hero; and a Find Out More section for those who want to dig deeper and discover more
Treasury of Egyptian mythology : classic stories of gods, goddesses, monsters & mortals by Donna Jo Napoli( Book )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in English and Chinese and held by 1,505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From powerful Ra, God of Radiance to the tender and protective Aset, Devoted Wife and Mother, the tales in this volume will take you from the creation of the earth and sky to lengthy battles between gods. As you journey through the pages of this book you'll find: stories of gods, goddesses, monsters, and mortals; artwork that brings the stories and characters to life; fact boxes that put the stories into historical and cultural context; a map of Egypt that puts stories into geographic context; a cast of characters, listing fast facts, including Greek names, titles, and symbols for each character; and a Find Out More section for those who want to dig deeper and discover more!
Zoo in the sky : a book of animal constellations by Jacqueline Mitton( Book )

18 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and Japanese and held by 1,348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brilliantly colored paintings illustrate this introduction to constellations and the animals which ancient stargazers imagined as they made their observations of the night sky
The adventures of Odysseus by Hugh Lupton( Book )

16 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in English and held by 1,234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retells the classic Greek epic about Odysseus and his adventures as he tries to return home after the Trojan War
Treasury of Norse mythology : stories of intrigue, trickery, love, and revenge by Donna Jo Napoli( Book )

12 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and Chinese and held by 1,103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classic stories and dazzling illustrations of gods, goddesses, heroes and monsters come to life in a stunning tableau of Norse myths, including those of the thunder god Thor, the one-eyed god and Allfather Odin, and the trickster god Loki. The lyrical storytelling of award-winning author Donna Jo Napoli dramatizes the timeless tales of ancient Scandinavia. This book is the third in the trilogy that includes the popular National Geographic Treasury of Greek Mythology and National Geographic Treasury of Egyptian Mythology. From the Hardcover edition
Atlantis : the legend of a lost city by Christina Balit( Book )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 956 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the legend of the lost civilization of Atlantis. Includes a note discussing various explanations for the legend
Once upon a starry night : a book of constellation stories by Jacqueline Mitton( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents facts about stars, nebulas, galaxies, and constellations and recounts the Greek myths that provided widely-known names for ten constellations, from Andromeda to Pegasus
Tales from the Arabian nights : stories of adventure, magic, love, and betrayal by Donna Jo Napoli( Book )

4 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of tales told by Scheherazade to amuse the cruel sultan and stop him from executing her as he had his other daily wives
The twelve labors of Hercules by James Riordan( Book )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hercules, son of the god Zeus and a mortal woman, renowned for his great strength, performs twelve dangerous tasks to atone for an attack on his wife and children
Zodiac : celestial circle of the sun by Jacqueline Mitton( Book )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to the zodiac constellations and their celestial legends. Everyone knows their own star sign but how many can identify the constellations in the night sky and the stars that form them? This book offers a factual astronomical guide to the zodiac and the celestial phenomena and ancient myths in which the zodiac tradition is rooted. This fun, beautifully illustrated book teaches young readers about the twelve constellations and the stars that form them. Packed with astronomical facts, Zodiac guides children through the stars and explains the celestial phenomena that form the basis for study of astronomy. Every constellation is accompanied by an interesting tale, including a story about the scorpion Scorpius, the great hunter Orion, and the vindictive goddess Artemis. The author provides endnotes on the Earth's orbit, the origin of the zodiac, astronomical constellations versus astrological signs, and zodiac visibility. Striking artwork superimposed with shimmering metallic stars dazzle readers and complements the engaging text
The scarab's secret by Nick Would( Book )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tiny scarab beetle saves the Pharaoh from a trap that would have led to his death. Includes facts about ancient Egypt. Suggested level: junior, primary
Kingdom of the sun : a book of the planets by Jacqueline Mitton( Book )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tours the solar system, weaving together mythology and astronomy
Ishtar and Tammuz : a Babylonian myth of the seasons by C. J Moore( Book )

6 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A retelling of the Babylonian myth telling how the death of Ishtar's son Tammuz brings about the changing seasons on earth
Escape from Pompeii by Christina Balit( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Mount Vesuvius erupts in 79 A.D., Tranio and his friend Livia flee from their homes in Pompeii, Italy, and run to the harbour. Suggested level: primary
Kings and queens of the Bible by Mary Hoffman( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts stories about seven rulers from the Bible
Treasury of Bible stories by Donna Jo Napoli( Book )

3 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The timeless tales from the early books of the Bible have captivated generations. In this lush storybook, the fresh voice of lyrical storyteller Donna Jo Napoli and the lavish artwork of Christina Balit bring classic stories to life for a young, modern audience. Noah's Ark, Moses, David and Goliath, the ten plagues, Daniel and the lions' den, Jonah and the giant fish, and many more of the Bible's most powerful stories--27 in all--are compellingly retold in this beautifully illustrated treasury. Readers will be fascinated by the ancient people and events they encounter, surprised by some of the lesser known accounts revealed, and inspired by the lessons these tales impart. Stories cover important ground beyond religion, such as culture, history, and geography, and they touch on issues that remain relevant today-- faith, loyalty, kindness, violence, generosity, greed, jealousy, and more. These accessible, readible stories give kids a rich picture of biblical times, which encourages them to think about our role in the world and to learn more
Everlasting stories : a family Bible treasury by Lois Rock( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides stories from the Bible for children, including the tales of Noah and the Ark, Joseph and the pharaoh, the Battle of Jericho, the fall of Jerusalem, the parable of the Good Samaritan, and Doubting Thomas
The planet gods : myths and facts about the solar system by Jacqueline Mitton( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A scientific and mythological tour of the solar system
Women of Camelot : queens and enchantresses at the court of King Arthur by Mary Hoffman( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women characters from Arthurian legends, including Guinevere, Igrayne, and Elaine, tell their stories
The Lion book of wisdom stories from around the world by David Self( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of 15 stories that brings together insights and wisdom from many cultures around the world
 
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Treasury of Greek mythology : classic stories of gods, goddesses, heroes & monsters
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Zoo in the sky : a book of animal constellationsThe adventures of OdysseusAtlantis : the legend of a lost cityOnce upon a starry night : a book of constellation storiesThe twelve labors of HerculesZodiac : celestial circle of the sunThe scarab's secretKingdom of the sun : a book of the planets
Alternative Names
발리트, 크리스티나 1961-

발릿, 크리스티나 1961-

밸리트, 크리스티나 1961-

밸릿, 크리스티나 1961-

バリ, クリスティナ

バリット, クリスティーナ

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