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Monday, January 13, 2014

Review: Lives of the Scientists by Kathleen Krull & Kathryn Hewitt

Lives of the Scientists by Kathleen Krull & Kathryn Hewitt. A Lives of Book.

Lives of the Scientists by Kathleen Krull & Kathryn Hewitt

Harcourt Childrens Books
Publication Date: July 2013
List Price: $20.99
ISBN-13: 9780152059095

Review: In the informational book, The Lives of the Scientists, by Kathleen Krull contains information about famous people like Albert Einstein. The book is a series of biographies. It has been a favorite for twenty years.

According to Marie Curie we should "Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas." Albert Einstein said "Mozart's music is so pure and beautiful that I see it as a reflection of the inner beauty of the universe itself." Edwin Hubble wrote to his former classmates that he was busy "toying with such minor matters as the structure of the universe."

The scientist in this book that I most admire is Albert Einstein. I like him best because he was both a musician and a scientist. Albert Einstein had dropped out of high school but he was very intelligent so he accomplished much including learning how to play the violin. However, he was not always successful such as in his family life. He said, "I have not bestowed the same care to understanding people as to understanding science." At the age of 54, Einstein fled Nazi Germany.

I would recommend this book for anybody who likes science. It tells very interesting things about scientists. Also, people who just want to know facts about scientists would enjoy this book. The book includes biographical information on scientists and especially provides information about the inventions they made while they were alive. If you are not fully interested in science, don't read this book. Otherwise, you can fully enjoy this book. Accelerated readers interested in science and scientists will definitely enjoy this book.

Review written by Todd (6th grade student).

We would like to thank Houghton Mifflin for providing a copy of Lives of the Scientists for this review.

Have you read Lives of the Scientists? How would you rate it?

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