Starry Messenger

Starry Messenger

A Book Depicting the Life of A Famous Scientist, Mathematician, Astronomer, Philosopher, Physicist, Galileo Galilei

Book - 1996
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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.
Publisher: New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 1996
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780374371913
Branch Call Number: 921 Galil
Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 31 cm
Audience: 4-6


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Feb 06, 2020

*****Please look in this book before reading it with your children!!! There is one page regarding torture that terrified my son. I assumed, incorrectly, that I would not have to worry about a Caldecott Honor book.

Oct 07, 2018

That is true, however maybe less disturbing for kids. I hope. Good explanations of what was happening at the time. The only problem I had was that a lot of the text was in cursive script and so my son could not read it.

Apr 16, 2015

Disturbing imagery when the topic turns to Galileo anticipating torture/punishment.


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Dec 06, 2014

wnkramer thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 5 and 11


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