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Author Sís, Peter, 1949- illustrator, author.
Title Starry messenger : a book depicting the life of a famous scientist, mathematician, astronomer, philosopher, physicist, Galileo Galilei / created and illustrated by Peter Sís for Frances Foster Books at Farrar Straus Giroux, New York.
Pub Info New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 1996.
Rating
book jacket
LOCATION CALL # STATUS 
 Brewster-Children's Coll.  J 92 GALILEI     AVAILABLE
 Chatham-Children's Coll.  J 520 Sis     AVAILABLE
 Chilmark Juv Collection  J 921 GALILEI     AVAILABLE
 Dennis Memorial-Juvenile  J 921 GALILEI     AVAILABLE
 Dennis Public - Juvenile  J B GALILEI     TEMP STORAGE
 Hyannis Children's Room  [J Biog] Galilei     AVAILABLE
 Marstons Mills-Children's  jB GALILEI     AVAILABLE
 Nantucket-Childrens  J 92 GALILEI     AVAILABLE
 Oak Bluffs-Children's  J 921 GALILEI     AVAILABLE
 Orleans-Children's Room  J BIO 92 Gali     AVAILABLE

Edition First edition.
Descript 31 unnumbered pages : color illustrations, color map ; 31 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Audience 830L Lexile
Note Accelerated Reader MG 4.8 0.5 0.5 18892
Summary Describes the life and work of the courageous man who changed the way people saw the galaxy, by offering objective evidence that the earth was not the fixed center of the universe.
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.
Note Peter Sís is an internationally acclaimed author, illustrator and filmmaker. He was born in Brno, Czechoslovakia and studied painting at the Academy of Applied Arts in Prague and at the Royal College of Art in London. He lives in New York.
Awards Caldecott Honor Book, 1997
American Library Association Notable Children's Book 1997
New York Times Outstanding Children's Book of the Year
Scientific American Young Readers Book Award Winner, 1996
Subject Galilei, Galileo, 1564-1642 -- Juvenile literature.
Galileo, 1564-1642.
Science -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Astronomers -- Italy -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Scientists -- Italy -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Astronomers.
Scientists.
Genre Biography.
Biographies -- 1996.
Dust jackets (Bindings) -- 1996.
Add Author Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, publisher.
Alt Title Book depicting the life of a famous scientist, mathematician, astronomer, philosopher, physicist, Galileo Galilei
ISBN 0374371911
9780374371913
0374470278
9780374470272
0329040820
9780329040826
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