Greg's Microscope

Paperback | September 30, 1990

byMillicent E. Selsam

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Greg makes fascinating discoveries about things he finds at home when he looks at them through his new microscope. ‘An accurate and entertaining book for beginning independent readers.' 'BL.

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Greg gets a microscope and has a fascinating time looking at sugar and salt crystals, thread, hairs, and cells.

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Greg makes fascinating discoveries about things he finds at home when he looks at them through his new microscope. ‘An accurate and entertaining book for beginning independent readers.' 'BL.

Millicent Selsam was a popular childrens science writer whose work includes Egg to Chick, a Reading Rainbow book illustrated by Barbara Wolff, and Gregs Microscope, illustrated by Arnold Lobel. Marlene Hill Donnelly is a staff artist at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.19 inPublished:September 30, 1990Publisher:HarperCollins

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:006444144X

ISBN - 13:9780064441445

Appropriate for ages: 6 - 8

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Classic! This classic reader has been around since the sixties and pairs two frequent contributors to this series, Selsam who specialized in science books and the unequalled author/illustrator Arnold Lobel.  Originally this book and a slew of others were in a sub-series called "An I Can Read Science Book"; most of these being by Millicent as well.  As you can imagine most of those are outdated and no longer in print, however "Greg's Microscope" is a treasure in that it remains relevant fifties years after publication.  Selsam gives us a lovely story of a boy who asks his dad for a microscope because his best  friend has one.  Over the next week or so Greg, along with his mother, father and the occasional visit from Billy, discover the microscopic world.  The science is kept to a basic level about cells and the illustrations show the views from the microscope.  A charming, fun story that educates.  A keeper for my collection.
Date published: 2013-12-04

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Greg gets a microscope and has a fascinating time looking at sugar and salt crystals, thread, hairs, and cells.