Staff Pick

Many know Isaac Newton as the mathematician and astronomer who developed fundamental laws of modern physics. A lesser-known part of his narrative unfolds in Isaac the Alchemist: Secrets of Isaac Newton, Reveal’d (Candlewick, $19.99). This biography focuses on Newton’s early life, and how his childhood experiences in alchemy and agriculture paved the way to his groundbreaking discoveries. Mary Losure’s expressive prose paints a fully realized portrait of the man who shaped our understanding of motion, space, and even color. Preserved pages from his own personal notebooks are interspersed throughout the book, giving readers a more intimate look at this unfamiliar side of Isaac Newton. Ages 11-13.


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ISBN: 9780763670634
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Published: Candlewick - February 1st, 2017