I, Galileo

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I, Galileo by Bonnie Christensen

Synopsis: Acclaimed author-illustrator Bonnie Christensen adopts the voice of Galileo and lets him tell his own tale in this outstanding picture book biography. The first person narration gives this book a friendly, personal feel that makes Galileo’s remarkable achievements and ideas completely accessible to young readers. And Christensen’s artwork glows with the light of the stars he studied.

Galileo’s contributions were so numerous—the telescope! the microscope!—and his ideas so world-changing—the sun-centric solar system!—that Albert Einstein called him “the father of modern science.” But in his own time he was branded a heretic and imprisoned in his home. He was a man who insisted on his right to pursue the truth, no matter what the cost—making his life as interesting and instructive as his ideas.

Published: June 2012 | ISBN: 9780375867538 | Ages: 8-12 years

Mini-bio: Bonnie Christensen was an American author and illustrator best known for writing biographies and other illustrated non-fiction books for children and young adults. Wikipedia

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