Scientists have a reputation for being focused on their work—and maybe even dull. But take another look. Did you know that it’s believed Galileo was scolded by the Roman Inquisition for sassing his mom? That Isaac Newton loved to examine soap bubbles? That Albert Einstein loved to collect joke books, and that geneticist Barbara McClintock wore a Groucho Marx disguise in public? With juicy tidbits about everything from favorite foods to first loves, the subjects of Kathleen Krull and Kathryn Hewitt’s Lives of the Scientists: Experiments, Explosions (and What the Neighbors Thought) are revealed as creative, bold, sometimes eccentric—and anything but dull.
“Living, breathing anecdotes—the stuff of which the best biography is made.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Lives of the Musicians
“Bravo! A collective biography that is informative and fun to read.” —School Library Journal (starred review) on Lives of the Musicians
About the Author - Kathleen Krull
Kathleen Krull is well known for her innovative, award-winning nonfiction for young readers, which includes the successful Lives of… series. She is a book reviewer and former children’s book editor. She lives in San Diego.
About the Narrator - Charlie Thurston
Charlie Thurston has appeared on stages across the country, including Trinity Repertory Company, Chautauqua Theater Company, Creede Rep, Riverside Theatre, and Redmoon Theater. His favorite roles include Edgar in The Completely Fictional—Utterly True—Final Strange Tale of Edgar Allan Poe, Stephen in The Long Christmas Ride Home, Tuzenbach in The Three Sisters, and Tony in You Can’t Take It with You. Charlie holds an MFA in acting from Brown University / Trinity Rep.
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