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ISBN13: 9780374470272
ISBN10: 0374470278
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"If they had seen what we see, they would have judged as we judge." — Galileo Galilei

In every age there are courageous people who break with tradition to explore new ideas and challenge accepted truths. Galileo Galilei was just such a man--a genius--and the first to turn the telescope to the skies to map the heavens. In doing so, he offered objective evidence that the earth was not the fixed center of the universe but that it and all the other planets revolved around the sun. Galileo kept careful notes and made beautiful drawings of all that he observed. Through his telescope he brought the starts down to earth for everyone to see.

By changing the way people saw the galaxy, Galileo was also changing the way they saw themselves and their place in the universe. This was very exciting, but to some to some it was deeply disturbing. Galileo has upset the harmonious view of heaven and earth that had been accepted since ancient times. He had turned the world upside down.

In this amazing new book, Peter Sís employs the artist's lens to give us an extraordinary view of the life of Galileo Galilei. Sís tells his story in language as simple as a fairy tale, in pictures as rich and tightly woven as a tapestry, and in Galileo's own words, written more than 350 years ago and still resonant with truth.

Starry Messenger is a 1997 Caldecott Honor Book.

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The life, ideas, and genius of Galileo Galilei are portrayed in this picture book that includes maps, events, and a world view of Galileo's time period. A "School Library Journal" Best Book of the Year, ALA Notable Book, and Caldecott Honor Book. Full-color illustrations.

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The life and genius of Galileo Galilei are portrayed in this picture book that includes maps, events, and a world view of Galileo's time period. Full color.

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Peter Sis recently received a Caldecott Honor for Tibet Through the Red Box. He lives in New York City with his wife and two children.

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Trevor Barton, December 20, 2009 (view all comments by Trevor Barton)
This beautifully illustrated and wonderfully written book introduces us to Galileo Galilei, whose telescope and observations helped us see the world in a new way. Peter Sis encouraged me to hope to be like Galileo's telescope - helping people see, discovering, bringing faraway near, and confronting fear. Galileo's blind eyes opened the eyes of others. The wonder of his genius guides us still.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780374470272
Author:
Sis, Peter
Author:
Sis, Peter
Author:
Ss, Peter
Publisher:
Sunburst
Location:
New York
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Science & Technology
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - General
Subject:
Scientists
Subject:
Science & Technology
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Biography / Autobiography
Subject:
Science & Technology - Astronomy
Subject:
Astronomers
Subject:
Science & Nature - Astronomy
Subject:
Galileo
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Sunburst ed.
Edition Description:
Picture Book Nonfiction
Series Volume:
no. 89-25
Publication Date:
20000931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 1 up to 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations throughout
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
11.46 x 9.11 x 0.14 in
Age Level:
04-08

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"Synopsis" by , The life, ideas, and genius of Galileo Galilei are portrayed in this picture book that includes maps, events, and a world view of Galileo's time period. A "School Library Journal" Best Book of the Year, ALA Notable Book, and Caldecott Honor Book. Full-color illustrations.
"Synopsis" by , The life and genius of Galileo Galilei are portrayed in this picture book that includes maps, events, and a world view of Galileo's time period. Full color.
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