The Librarian Who Measured the Earth

The Librarian Who Measured the Earth

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A perfect introduction to mathematical concepts for young readers, written by a Newbery honor-winning author
This colorfully illustrated biography of the Greek philosopher and scientist Eratosthenes, who compiled the first geography book and accurately measured the globe's circumference, is just right for budding mathematicians, scientists, historians, and librarians Filled with fascinating details about Eratosthenes's world (and in print since 1994), kids are sure to flip through the pages time and again.

Author: Kathryn Lasky
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Published: 09/01/1994
Pages: 48
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.11lbs
Size: 11.60h x 8.55w x 0.47d
ISBN: 9780316515269
Audience: Ages 4-8

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 5.8
Point Value: 0.5
Interest Level: Lower Grade
Quiz #/Name: 17324 / Librarian Who Measured the Earth


Review Citation(s):
School Library Journal 09/01/1994 pg. 209
Booklist 11/01/1994 pg. 494
Publishers Weekly 07/25/1994 pg. 55
Kirkus Review - Children 08/15/1994 pg. 1131
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/1994 pg. 117 - Recommended, Satisfactory
ALA Notable Children's Books 04/01/1995 pg. 1411
SLJ's Best Books 12/01/1994 pg. 24
Booklist 12/01/2003 pg. 679

About the Author
Kathryn Lasky has written a variety of books for children, including fiction, picture books, and many nonfiction books. She is the author of the Guardians of Ga'Hoole series and several titles in the Dear America series, and her book Sugaring Time was awarded a Newbery Honor in 1983. In 1986 she received the Washington Post-Children's Book Guild Award for the body of her nonfiction work.

Kevin Hawkes has written and illustrated many books for young readers, including Library Lion and Then the Troll Heard a Squeak. In illustrating The Librarian Who Measured the Earth, he was inspired by the Greek landscape and light, as well as the challenge of bringing a subject like ancient history to life. Kevin lives with his wife and children in Southern Maine.