Read along and discover the amazing and interesting life of Galileo Galilei with this biography written specifically for children ages 8 to 12. Filled with fun facts, timelines, and illustrations, this biography spans Galileo's life (1564-1642), including his major achievements in astronomy and the struggles he faced trying to overturn long-held notions about the universe being topsy turvy with his support of a sun-centric solar system.
Like Michelangelo, Galileo is another Renaissance great known just by his first name--a name that is synonymous with scientific achievement. Born in Pisa, Italy, in the sixteenth century, Galileo contributed to the era's great rebirth of knowledge. He invented a telescope to observe the heavens. From there, not even the sky was the limit! He turned long-held notions about the universe topsy turvy with his support of a sun-centric solar system. Patricia Brennan Demuth offers a sympathetic portrait of a brilliant man who lived in a time when speaking scientific truth to those in power was still a dangerous proposition.
Patricia Brennan Demuth is the author of Who Was Laura Ingalls Wilder?, Who Is Bill Gates?, What Was Ellis Island?, and What Was Pearl Harbor?