Rocky Road to Galileo
What is Our Place in the Solar System
by Julia Golding; Andrew Briggs; Roger Wagner
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Pub Date 19 Oct 2018 | Archive Date 04 Apr 2019
Lion Hudson Ltd, Lion Children's Bks
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.
A Note From the Publisher
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
Talk 7-7.45 followed by book signing among the dinosaurs and jazz.
Suitable for ages 8 to 108.
Available on NetGalley
Average rating from 5 members
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.
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.
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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