The Librarian Who Measured the Earth by Kathryn LaskyThe Librarian Who Measured the Earth by Kathryn Lasky

The Librarian Who Measured the Earth

byKathryn LaskyIllustratorKevin Hawkes

Picture Books | September 1, 1994

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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.
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...
Title:The Librarian Who Measured the EarthFormat:Picture BooksDimensions:48 pages, 11.25 × 8.88 × 0.5 inPublished:September 1, 1994Publisher:Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316515264

ISBN - 13:9780316515269

Appropriate for ages: 4


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! There is so much to learn from this little tale - science, math, history, geography. My kids only just understood the story when they first heard it. The science part didn't begin to make sense until they were older. So this is one that can be appreciated by a variety of age groups, and read over and over. It's great!
Date published: 2017-03-05

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Describes the life and work of Eratosthenes, the Greek geographer and astronomer who accurately measured the circumference of the Earth