Click & the Kids
story and art by Betsy Page Brown
Image: Liz is pointing to the sky and talking to Martin and Amy. Amy is imagining an old sailing ship.
Liz says, “How about the North Star? That's a lucky one.”
Martin and Amy say, “Why?”
Liz says, “Because for hundreds of years it's guided sailors and explorers and people lost in the forest. If they could find which direction was north, they could figure out where they were.”
Image: Liz, Martin, and Amy stand in sillhouette against the large night sky and stars.
Amy says, “But, Liz—look at all those stars! I don't even have that many Lego pieces! How could we ever find just one particular star?”
Image: Liz is pointing to the sky and talking to Martin, Amy, and Click.
Liz says, “The North Star is the one star that never changes its position in the sky. And there's a special way to locate it.”
- Which star in the sky never changes position?
[anno: The North Star never changes position.]
- Why was this an important star for sailors and explorers?
[anno: The North Star helped them find their way.]
- How can you find this star in the sky?
[anno: Look for the Big Dipper in the sky. Follow the line created by the two stars on the outside of the dipper to the end of the handle of the Little Dipper. The end of the handle is the North Star.]