Lives of the Scientists by Kathleen Krull
Experiments, Explosions (and What the Neighbors Thought)

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Mightily entertaining and if unlikely to broaden a young reader’s knowledge of the history of science, certain to humanize it.
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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 Kathleen Krull

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Kathleen Krull has written much innovative nonfiction for young people, including all of the books in the Lives of . . . series, and has made a chatty, accessible approach to biography her hallmark. She lives in San Diego, California. Visit her website at www.kathleenkrull.com. 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.
 
Published July 9, 2013 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 96 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Children's Books.
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Mightily entertaining and if unlikely to broaden a young reader’s knowledge of the history of science, certain to humanize it.

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