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"If they had seen what we see, they would have judged as we judge." -- Galileo GalileiIn every age there are courageous people who break with tradition to explore new ideas and challenge accepted truths. Galileo Galilei was just such a man--a genius--and the first to turn the telescope to the skies to map the heavens. In doing so, he offered objective evidence that the earth was not the fixed center of the universe but that it and all the other planets revolved around the sun. Galileo kept careful notes and made beautiful drawings of all that he observed. Through his telescope he brought the starts down to earth for everyone to see.By changing the way people saw the galaxy, Galileo was also changing the way they saw themselves and their place in the universe. This was very exciting, but to some to some it was deeply disturbing. Galileo has upset the harmonious view of heaven and earth that had been accepted since ancient times. He had turned the world upside down.In this amazing new book, Peter Sís employs the artist's lens to give us an extraordinary view of the life of Galileo Galilei. Sís tells his story in language as simple as a fairy tale, in pictures as rich and tightly woven as a tapestry, and in Galileo's own words, written more than 350 years ago and still resonant with truth. This title has Common Core connections.Starry Messenger is a 1997 Caldecott Honor Book.

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Hazel Benson
What an extraordinary book! The author's storytelling prowess was evident in every line. The story unfolded with a perfect blend of suspense, mystery, and heartwarming moments. The characters' growth throughout the narrative was beautifully crafted, and I couldn't help but feel emotionally invested in their struggles and triumphs. A profound, thought-provoking read that left me craving more.
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Eloise Bailey
I was entranced by this book's lyrical prose and enchanting storyline. The characters were so beautifully developed, and their struggles and triumphs resonated with me on a profound level. The book's exploration of love, family, and sacrifice left me feeling both hopeful and reflective. A truly moving and unforgettable reading experience.
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Brooke Foster
This book was a masterpiece of storytelling. The richly developed world, complex characters, and thought-provoking themes made it an extraordinary read. The emotional highs and lows had me enthralled, and I felt like I was living alongside the characters. It's a story that will stay with me, inspiring my own creative aspirations.

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