Famed for his supposed encounter with a falling apple that inspired his theory of gravity, Isaac Newton (1642–1727) grew from a quiet and curious boy into one of the most influential scientists of all time.
Famed for his supposed encounter with a falling apple that inspired his theory of gravity, Isaac Newton (1642–1727) grew from a quiet and curious boy into one of the most influential scientists of all time. Newton’s Rainbow tells the story of young Isaac―always reading, questioning, observing, and inventing―and how he eventually made his way to Cambridge University, where he studied the work of earlier scientists and began building on their accomplishments. This colorful picture book biography celebrates Newton’s discoveries that illuminated the mysteries of gravity, motion, and even rainbows, discoveries that gave mankind a new understanding of the natural world, discoveries that changed science forever.
About the Author & Illustrator:
Kathryn Lasky has written all sorts of books – from fantasy about animals to books about science and historical fiction. Visit her website here.
Kevin Hawkes was born in Sherman, TX to a creative family. Kevin studied illustration at Utah State University in Logan, UT and begin his publishing career in Boston. He has written and or illustrated over 50 picture and chapter books and has won numerous awards for his illustration. He lives in Southern Maine. Visit his website here.
A Few Reviews:
Lasky’s appealing narrative zeroes in on Newton’s curiosity and hunger to learn about the world, characteristics likely to resonate with children today. Young readers will come away with plenty of facts about the scientist, but they also might chuckle at his antics and absentmindedness.” ―Booklist
“Lasky makes Newton accessible to contemporary readers . . . Budding scientists may gain some insight into this creator’s life, and those needing to do a report will find some useful material.” ―School Library Journal
“Lasky places Newton’s story in historical context, weaving in such events as the bubonic plague and Great Fire of 1666 . . . Hawkes’s soft paintings tenderly capture Newton’s discipline and the lifelong drive toward discovery.” ―Publishers Weekly
“A lively . . . volume that may inspire readers to share Newton’s interest in the world around them.” ―Kirkus