Lives of the Scientists: Experiments, Explosions (and What the Neighbors Thought)

by Kathleen Krull and Kathryn Hewitt
$8.99
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This fascinating new installment in the popular Lives of... series of collective biographies is full of juicy tidbits about history's greatest scientists.


  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780544810877
  • ISBN-10: 0544810872
  • Pages: 96
  • Publication Date: 09/06/2016
  • Carton Quantity: 50

About the book
Scientists have a reputation for being focused on their work—and maybe even dull. But take another look. Did you know that it’s believed Galileo was scolded by the Roman Inquisition for sassing his mom? That Isaac Newton loved to examine soap bubbles? That Albert Einstein loved to collect joke books, and that geneticist Barbara McClintock wore a Groucho Marx disguise in public? With juicy tidbits about everything from favorite foods to first loves, the subjects of Kathleen Krull and Kathryn Hewitt’s Lives of the Scientists: Experiments, Explosions (and What the Neighbors Thought) are revealed as creative, bold, sometimes eccentric—and anything but dull.
About the author
Kathleen Krull

Kathleen Krull is well known for her innovative, award-winning nonfiction for young people, including Lives of the Explorers, Lives of the Musicians, and all other books in this popular series illustrated by Kathryn Hewitt. She is also the author of Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez, illustrated by Yuyi Morales, as well as The Beatles Were Fab (and They Were Funny) and Lincoln Tells a Joke: How Laughter Saved the President (and the Country), both co-written with Paul Brewer and illustrated by Stacy Innerst. She lives in San Diego, California. Visit her online at kathleenkrull.com.  

Kathryn Hewitt

Kathryn Hewitt's caricatures of famous figures led kids to dub the Lives of . . . series the "Big Head" books. She has illustrated many books for young readers, some of which she also wrote. She lives in Santa Monica, California. Visit her website at www.kathrynhewitt.com.

Reviews

"Mightily entertaining."

Kirkus

"This collective biography is perfectly suited to thematic research as well as to reading for pleasure."

Booklist

"Another wonderful addition to the series, detailing common knowledge and little-known facts about historical figures."

School Library Journal

"Yes! Krull and Hewitt are back with another of those books, the eighth entry in their delightful Lives of . . . series."

Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"Eight short, lively chapters introduce twenty influential scientists of the modern era. Krull emphasizes memorable, and often humorously indiosyncratic, character traits."

The Horn Book Magazine