Rocky Road to Galileo

What is Our Place in the Solar System

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Pub Date 19 Oct 2018 | Archive Date 04 Apr 2019
Lion Hudson Ltd, Lion Children's Bks

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Join Harriet, Darwin's pet tortoise, and Milton, Schrodinger's indecisive cat on a time-travelling quest of discovery, unravelling scientific exploration and religious beliefs and how they fit together.

Throughout the centuries humans have been looking for answers to BIG questions - how did the universe start? Is there a God behind it? Has science explained away the need for a God, or can faith enhance scientific discovery?

On this adventure, Harriet and Milton are investigating our place in the universe. Step into Harriet and Milton's time machine, bring some snacks, and enjoy this curious quest of discovery - from the Islamic Golden Age to the Renaissance, and meet Galileo!

Written by Julia Golding, winner of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2006, and the Nestle Smarties Book Prize 2006.

Join Harriet, Darwin's pet tortoise, and Milton, Schrodinger's indecisive cat on a time-travelling quest of discovery, unravelling scientific exploration and religious beliefs and how they fit...


A Note From the Publisher

Julia Golding is a much loved storyteller and has written numerous books for the YA market, including the Cat Royal series. She lives in Oxford and is married with three children.|He is Professor of Nanomaterials in the Department of Materials at the University of Oxford. He is best known for his early work in acoustic microscopy and his current work in materials for quantum technologies. He is co-author of The Penultimate Curiosity.|Roger Wagner is a prolific artist and author, with works spanning three decades. He works across many creative genres, including portrait, illustrated books and stained glass. He is co-author of The Penultimate Curiosity.|Brett Hudson attended the University of Southampton and now works as a freelance artist and book illustrator. He has worked for a variety of publishers including Collins and Barrington Stoke. His book Friday Forever won the Portsmouth Book Award. He has also worked for Marks and Spencers greetings cards. He sells his humerous watercolours from The Naked Eye Gallery in Hove and other outlets in the south of England.

Julia Golding is a much loved storyteller and has written numerous books for the YA market, including the Cat Royal series. She lives in Oxford and is married with three children.|He is Professor of...


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Julia Golding's at Fun Palace at Oxford Playhouse on Saturday 6th October, 11:00-15:00!

Oxford University Museum of Natural History event! 7 pm Tuesday 4th December. 
Talk 7-7.45 followed by book signing among the dinosaurs and jazz. 
Suitable for ages 8 to 108.



Julia Golding's at Fun Palace at Oxford Playhouse on Saturday 6th October, 11:00-15:00!

Oxford University Museum of Natural History event! 7 pm Tuesday 4th December. 
Talk 7-7.45 followed by book...


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Full of fantastic facts and information that will engage children from beginning to end. Colorful images bring alive science and introduce Galileo to a younger audience.

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Rocky Road to Galileo is third in a series of stories that tell of Harriet, a tortoise, and Milton, a cat, as they journey in a time machine to "see all the important events in the history of science." This book covers the period between the Islamic Golden Age and Galileo. This book reminds me very much of the old Mr. Peabody and Sherman cartoon show. Rather than being told in straight literary form, the story is told both through story and through informational sheets about famous scientists and what they are known for. This is a cute series that provides just enough to get a young reader interested enough to ask more questions.

Thank you NetGalley and Lion Children's for the opportunity to read an advance reader copy.

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This book is the third in a series but can be read/looked at alone. The story is sweet and there’s a surprising amount of detail and information packed in.
A great starting point for children who are interested in Galileo or the Islamic golden age....it will inevitably whet their appetite for more on the subject. I plan to advise that this would be appropriate for an educational setting.
I was given a ARC by NetGalley, all opinions are my own.

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