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ISBN13: 9780316515269
ISBN10: 0316515264
Condition: Standard
Dustjacket: None
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A colorfully illustrated biography of the Greek philosopher and scientist Eratosthenes, who compiled the first geography book and accurately measured the globe's circumference.

About the Author

Kathryn Lasky has written a variety of books for children, including fiction, picture books, and many nonfiction books. She is the author of the Guardians of Ga'Hoole series and several titles in the Dear America series, and her book Sugaring Time was awarded a Newbery Honor in 1983. In 1986 she received the Washington Post-Children's Book Guild Award for the body of her nonfiction work.

Kevin Hawkes has written and illustrated many books for young readers, including Library Lion and Then the Troll Heard a Squeak. In illustrating The Librarian Who Measured the Earth, he was inspired by the Greek landscape and light, as well as the challenge of bringing a subject like ancient history to life. Kevin lives with his wife and children in Southern Maine.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780316515269
ill.:
Hawkes, Kevin,
Author:
Hawkes, Kevin
Author:
Lasky, Kathryn
Author:
Hawkes, Kevin
Publisher:
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Juvenile literature
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Science & Technology
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - General
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Biography / Autobiography
Subject:
Earth
Subject:
Astronomers
Subject:
Astronomy, Greek
Subject:
Geographers
Subject:
Geography, ancient
Subject:
Figure
Subject:
Astronomers -- Greece -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Subject:
Biographical - European
Subject:
Historical - Ancient Civilizations
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Picture book
Series Volume:
919
Publication Date:
19940931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 1
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
48
Dimensions:
11.60x8.55x.47 in. 1.11 lbs.
Age Level:
06-10

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