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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.

About the Author

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780374371913
Author:
Sis, Peter
Publisher:
Farrar Straus Giroux
Author:
Ss, Peter
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Science & Technology
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - General
Subject:
Galilei, galileo, 1564-1642
Subject:
Scientists
Subject:
Science & Technology
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Biography / Autobiography
Subject:
Astronomers
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Subject:
Science & Nature - Astronomy
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Picture Book Nonfiction
Series Volume:
nr. 45
Publication Date:
19961031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 1 up to 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations throughout
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
12.00 x 9.00 in
Age Level:
06-08

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