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I, Galileo by Bonnie Christensen

I, Galileo (edition 2012)

by Bonnie Christensen (Author)

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Title:I, Galileo
Authors:Bonnie Christensen (Author)
Info:Knopf Books for Young Readers (2012), Edition: 1st Printing, 40 pages
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Tags:Biography, picture book, children's literature, astronomy, first person, point of view, history, colorful illustrations, character traits, Italy, setting, vocabulary, informational, non-fiction, Galileo, physics

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I, Galileo by Bonnie Christensen



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Not to be missed picture book biography about Galileo. We really enjoyed this one!
  wunderlong88 | Oct 13, 2017 |
This book is great a great way for third grade students to learn about Galileo and his life accomplishments. This story is told in first person, so they students can get a idea of how things from his perspective. The bright illustrations bring the book to life, as the students gain factual knowledge of all the inventions and accomplishments of Galileo. Students can also be involved in a discussion of higher order thinking questions such as, "Which one of Galileo's inventions was the most important and why", or Did you think Galileo had a good life? What challenges did he encounter" Etc. These questions can be written on the board along with a few others and students can pick one or two to write about on their own paper. Overall I rate this book as excellent as it is informational, engaging, easy to follow and understand. ( )
  sabrinadixon123 | Oct 12, 2017 |
A biography of Galileo including his life and his many inventions and scientific discoveries
  step36 | Jun 8, 2017 |
An excellent biographical picture book. Children will be able to follow some of the more complex topics because of the lovely diagrams that are included.
  EmLu | Aug 10, 2016 |
Nice history of Galileo's life told from the first person point-of-view. A Chronology at the end provides useful information about the historical period. There is also additional information about Galileo's experiments, inventions, and discoveries.
  tracybeggs | Aug 8, 2015 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0375867538, Hardcover)

Acclaimed author-illustrator Bonnie Christensen adopts the voice of Galileo and lets him tell his own tale in this outstanding picture book biography. The first person narration gives this book a friendly, personal feel that makes Galileo's remarkable achievements and ideas completely accessible to young readers. And Christensen's artwork glows with the light of the stars he studied.

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.

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Examines the life of the Italian scientist from a first-person perspective that surveys his achievements while covering his world-changing ideas about a heliocentric solar system and his imprisonment for heresy.

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