Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780375867538, 32pp.
Publication Date: June 12, 2012
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.
Starred Review, Publishers Weekly, April 23, 2012:
“The explanatory style, accessible language, and diagrams keep science concepts understandable.”
The New York Times, June 20, 2012:
"Bonnie Christensen dials back several centuries in “I, Galileo,” demonstrating once again how a well-conceived and executed picture book can deliver a serious story . . . in a beautiful, enriching way. . . . [A] fully realized, humanized portrait."
Kirkus Reviews, May 1, 2012:
"An accessible, inviting and attractive introduction to Galileo."