Lives of the Scientists: Experiments, Explosions (and What the Neighbors Thought) (Hardcover)

By Kathleen Krull, Kathryn Hewitt (Illustrator)
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Scientists have a reputation for being focused on their work and maybe even dull. But take another look. Did you know that it'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, andthat 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 Hewitt's "Lives of the Scientists: Experiments, Explosions (and What the Neighbors Thought)" are revealed as creative, bold, sometimes eccentric and anything but dull.

About the Author

Kathleen Krull is a prominent biographer for young people. Her Wilma Unlimited was named an ALA Notable Book; her Lives of the Musicians was a Boston Globe/Horn Book Honor Award winner; and her other nonfiction has won countless other awards. Kathleen also wrote A Woman for President: The Story of Victoria Woodhull for Walker & Company. She and her husband, illustrator Paul Brewer, live in San Diego, California.

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
Product Details
ISBN: 9780152059095
ISBN-10: 0152059091
Publisher: Harcourt Brace and Company
Publication Date: July 9th, 2013
Pages: 96
Language: English