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Posted February 8, 2002
I am so surprised as to how interesting this book is! I am currently reading it aloud to my boys ages 14, 11, 9 and 6, because I had never heard of the 'Sowers Series'. The book begins with a sickly Isaac born to a poor widow during a terrible winter, during the English Civil War. His mom makes the difficult decision to leave her young son with his grandmother, to marry a man that promises to secure Isaac's future financially. Isaac is different from other farm boys. He is simply not cut out to be a farmer, but he is dedicated doing his share. In his spare time, he reads, learns, and experiments. The boys like this book because it is written in story format. I like this book because it familiarizes them with Newton's theories in a way they can understand and will remember. If your child has outgrown the Childhood of Famous American Series, this will be a good next step. One thing I like better is this book focuses a good amount on his acomplishments as an adult, as well as his adventures as a child.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.