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You might know that Columbus discovered America, Lewisand#160;and Clark headed west with Sacajawea, and Sally Ride blasted into space. But what do you really know about these bold explorers? What were they like as kids? What pets or bad habits did they have? And what drove their passion to explore unknown parts of the world? With juicy tidbits about everything from favorite foods to first loves, Lives of the Explorers reveals these fascinating adventurersand#160;as both world-changers and real people.
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Scientists have a reputation for being focused on their workand#8212;and maybe even dull. But take another look. Did you know that itand#8217;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, andand#160;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 Hewittand#8217;s Lives of the Scientists: Experiments, Explosions (and What the Neighbors Thought) are revealed as creative, bold, sometimes eccentricand#8212;and anything but dull.
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Includes bibliographical references and index (p. 95).
About the Author
Kathleen Krulland#160;has written muchand#160;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 #LINK
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.
Table of Contents
Leonardo da Vinci — Michelangelo Buonarroti — Peter Bruegel — Sofonisba Anguissola — Rembrandt Van Rijn — Katsushika Hokusai — Mary Cassatt — Vincent Van Gogh — Kèathe Kollwitz — Henri Matisse — Pablo Picasso — Marc Chagall — Marcel Duchamp — Georgia O'Keeffe — William H. Johnson — Salvador Dali — Isamu Noguchi — Diego Rivera — Frida Kahlo — Andy Warhol.
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