Come See the Earth Turn: The Story of Léon Foucault

Lori Mortensen, illus. by Raúl Allén, Random/Tricycle, $17.99 (32p) ISBN 978-1-58246-284-4
Foucault was small and slow moving as a child, but he had a clever mind. Drawn to science as an adult, he made an incredible discovery, one that would allow him to prove the unprovable—that the Earth does indeed spin on an axis. Mortensen's prose infuses this small scientific drama with remarkable tension, while Allén's dramatically lit paintings, often organized into elegant panels, have a cinematic quality and amplify the action even further. It should enchant not only science lovers but any child who has felt awkward and dreamed big. Ages 7–9. (Sept.)
Reviewed on: 08/09/2010
Release date: 09/01/2010
Genre: Children's
Library Binding - 32 pages - 978-1-58246-361-2
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