|Isaac Newton and the laws of motion (Graphic Science Biographies)|
Author: Bayarri, Jordi
A biography of Isaac Newton, including his childhood inventions, breakthrough theories of his adult life, his time at England's Royal Mint where he combated counterfeiting, his gift of knighthood from Queen Anne, and more. In graphic novel format.
School Library Journal (04/01/20)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 04/01/2020 Gr 5–8—Familiar names in science are the focus of these graphic biographies, but what differentiates these from other series is the level of detail that is included about the scientific discoveries and work of the subject. Each title not only provides information about their lives, but then takes a deep dive into concepts such as the theory of relativity or the discovery of radiation. Colorful artwork with varying panel size keeps the narrative moving at a pretty good pace and balances the heavy science information with a story arc. Sophisticated vocabulary and advanced concepts make these a better choice for upper elementary and middle school students. VERDICT The graphic format will make these instantly appealing to a large swath of readers and are worthy additions to most collections. - Copyright 2020 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.