Isaac the alchemist : secrets of Isaac Newton, reveal'd by Losure, Mary (#1466WN4)


Isaac the alchemist : secrets of Isaac Newton, reveal'd

by Losure, Mary
Paperback Candlewick Press, 2018


From the Publisher
"Much about Newton's life has to be conjecture, but the author adds details from history and from her understanding of human behavior that make this splendid story both convincing and accessible." - Kirkus Reviews (starred review)Before Isaac Newton became the father of physics, an accomplished mathematician, or a leader of the scientific revolution, he was a boy living in an apothecary's house, observing and experimenting, recording his observations of the world in a tiny notebook. Young Isaac studied the few books he could get his hands on, built handmade machines, and experimented with alchemy - a process of chemical reactions that seemed, at the time, to be magical. Mary Losure's riveting narrative nonfiction account of Isaac's early life traces his development as a thinker from his childhood in friendly prose, and includes an afterword, an author's note, source notes, a bibliography, and an index.
Reviews & Awards
  • Booklist, 12/01/16
  • Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, 02/01/17
  • Horn Book Guide starred, 10/01/17
  • Horn Book Magazine starred, 01/01/17
  • Kirkus Reviews starred, 11/15/16
  • Publishers Weekly, 12/05/16
  • School Library Connection, 03/01/17
  • School Library Journal starred, 12/01/16
  • Science Books & Films (AAAS), 10/01/17
Product Details
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press
  • Publication Date: September 11, 2018
  • Format: Paperback
  • Edition: First paperback edition.
  • Dewey: 530
  • Classifications: Biography, Nonfiction
  • Description: 163 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • ISBN-10: 1-53620-363-7
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-53620-363-9
  • Follett Number: 1466WN4
  • Interest Level: 5-8
  • Reading Level: 6.0
  • ATOS Book Level: 6.9
  • AR Interest Level: MG
  • AR Points: 3
  • AR Quiz: 188113EN
  • Reading Counts Level: 8.6
  • Reading Counts Points: 7
  • Lexile: 1010L
  • Fountas & Pinnell: Z