Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Galileo's Telescope

Bailey, Gerry and Karen Foster. Galileo's Telescope. Illustrated by Leighton Noyes and Karen Radford. Crabtree: 2009. ISBN: 9780778736943.

Galileo Galilei, was a famous mathematician, physicist, and astronomer. People believed he wanted to be a painter when he grew up, because he was surrounded by that in his childhood, but he had a natural talent for something else that made a difference. When he was in school he had to drop out on many occasions for being a troublemaker. He was so interested in ideas he set up a workshop and made so many successful inventions. He studied stars and made a telescope that could magnify so far to make him famous. He was put on trial for offending the church, but his success with his telescope and his other inventions will live on forever. I find this book interesting with all the artwork and stories about his whole life. It brought me back to that time. I would recommend this book to boys and girls between the ages of 10 and 13 . This would also be for people who like history, science, and astronomy.
A.R. Grade 7. Eastwood Middle School.

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