Starry Messenger

Galileo Galilei by Peter Sís

  • Published: Aug 28, 2020

"If they had seen what we see, they would have judged as we judge." - Galileo Galilei In every age there are courageous people who break with tradition to explore new ideas and challenge accepted truths. Galileo Galilei was just such a man-a... read more

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Details of Starry Messenger

Exact title of the book
Starry Messenger
Book author
Peter Sís
ISBN
9781466856738
Publisher
FSG Books for Young Readers
Published
Jul 15, 2014
Language
English
Format
PDF, FB2, EPUB, MOBI
Pages
36
File size (in PDF)
324 kB

Some brief overview of book

"If they had seen what we see, they would have judged as we judge." - Galileo Galilei In every age there are courageous people who break with tradition to explore new ideas and challenge accepted truths. Galileo Galilei was just such a man-a genius-and the first to turn the telescope to the skies to map the heavens. In doing so, he offered objective evidence that the earth was not the fixed center of the universe but that it and all the other planets revolved around the sun.

Galileo kept careful notes and made beautiful drawings of all that he observed. Through his telescope he brought the starts down to earth for everyone to see. By changing the way people saw the galaxy, Galileo was also changing the way they saw themselves and their place in the universe.

This was very exciting, but to some to some it was deeply disturbing. Galileo has upset the harmonious view of heaven and earth that had been accepted since ancient times. He had turned the world upside down.

In this amazing new book, Peter Sís employs the artist's lens to give us an extraordinary view of the life of Galileo Galilei. Sís tells his story in language as simple as a fairy tale, in pictures as rich and tightly woven as a tapestry, and in Galileo's own words, written more than 350 years ago and still resonant with truth. This title has Common Core connections.

Starry Messenger is a 1997 Caldecott Honor Book.

About author

Sís is the internationally renowned author andor illustrator of many books for children. He received Caldecott Honors for Starry Messenger, Tibet Through the Red Box, and Wall Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain. He is the recipient of the 2012 Hans Christian Andersen Award for Illustration and the 2015 Society of Illustrators Lifetime Achievement Award, and has also been awarded a MacArthur Fellowship.

He has lived in and around New York City since 1984.

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