Virginia's famous father, Galileo, sleeps during the day and studies the sky at night. While he is sleeping, Virginia discovers a box on his desk with five objects inside - four pieces of glass and a feather - that reveal the world to her in new and wonderful ways.
Using the rich colors and lush textures of the Renaissance, Catherine Brighton recreates Galileo's world. This child's-eye-view gives young readers an enchanting introduction to the accomplishments of Galileo, and delightfully celebrates the magic of science.
An introduction by Dava Sobel, author of the best-selling adult book Galileo's Daughter, further illuminates the life experience of Galileo's daughter, Virginia.
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Catherine Brighton did not learn that Galileo actually had a daughter until after she had the idea to write this story. A trip to Italy and significant research provided the authentic details for the book. Catherine has also written and illustratedThe Fossil Girl: Mary Anning's Dinosaur Discovery,My Napoleon, and several other biographies for young readers. Catherine lives in London, England.From Publishers Weekly:
In Galileo's Treasure Box (1987) by Catherine Brighton, young Virginia finds the tools of her father's work: two clear pieces of glass (that, combined, would create the modern telescope), a blue glass, a red glass and a feather. An afterword explains their significance; Brighton's artwork, rendered with a Renaissance perspective, makes the most of stairwells, doorways even the leaning tower of Pisa.
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Book Description Walker & Co, Gordonsville, Virginia, U.S.A., 2001. Hard Cover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. First printing. New with minimal shelfwear. Takes a look at Galileo's world through the eyes of his daughter who discovers a box on his desk and which further celebrates the magic of science. Size: 8 x 10 1/2. Bookseller Inventory # 5589-53
Book Description Walker, NY, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. Catherine Brighton (illustrator). 1st Edition. This is a New and Unread copy of the first edition (American) 1st printing. Intro. by Dawa Sobel, author of "Galileo's Daughter". Book. Bookseller Inventory # 039457
Book Description Walker Childrens, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0802787681
Book Description Walker Books for Young Readers, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0802787681
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