Galileo: True Lives

Galileo: True Lives

by Jacqueline Mitton
     
 

Galileo's revolutionary scientific work brought him into conflict with the authorities of his time, but earned him an honored place in the history books. He swept away old notions of the universe by observing the skies through a telescope and confirming that the Earth and planets travel round the Sun.

Other titles in the series:
Alexander the Great

Overview

Galileo's revolutionary scientific work brought him into conflict with the authorities of his time, but earned him an honored place in the history books. He swept away old notions of the universe by observing the skies through a telescope and confirming that the Earth and planets travel round the Sun.

Other titles in the series:
Alexander the Great
Amelia Earhart
Captain Cook
Cleopatra
Eric the Red
Gandhi
Hans Christian Andersen
Henry Ford
Roald Dahl
Thomas Edison
William Shakespeare

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 3-4--These titles explain the significance of each man's contribution to society. Middleton and Mitton both write in a simple, engaging style, providing the essential facts and including details that will interest children. Although these figures are painted in a positive light, negative or controversial aspects of their lives are not omitted. Middleton mentions Ford's failed attempt to make peace during World War I and Edison's tendency to ignore his family in favor of his work; Mitton discusses Galileo's argumentative and obstinate disposition. While the somewhat impressionistic pen-and-ink and watercolor illustrations on every page are attractive, readers may want to supplement these titles with others that have photographs, such as Shelly Bedik's Thomas Edison (Scholastic, 1995) and Steve Parker's Galileo and the Universe (Chelsea, 1995). However, the easy-to-read style and historical accuracy make these titles good choices for libraries in need of introductory biographies.--Esther C. Ball, Carver Elementary School, Newport News, VA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199119660
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
05/07/2009
Series:
True Lives Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
0.60(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

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