Kathleen Krull has written much innovative nonfiction for young people, including all of the books in the Lives of . . . series, and has made a chatty, accessible approach to biography her hallmark. She lives in San Diego, California. Visit her website at www.kathleenkrull.com. Kathryn Hewitt's caricatures of famous figures led kids to dub the Lives of . . . series the Big Head books. She has illustrated many books for young readers, some of which she also wrote. She lives in Santa Monica, California. Visit her website at www.kathrynhewitt.com.
This collective biography is perfectly suited to thematic research as well as to reading for pleasure.
--Booklist Another wonderful addition to the series, detailing common knowledge and little-known facts about historical figures.
--School Library Journal Yes! Krull and Hewitt are back with another of those books, the eighth entry in their delightful Lives of . . . series.
--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books Eight short, lively chapters introduce twenty influential scientists of the modern era. Krull emphasizes memorable, and often humorously indiosyncratic, character traits.
--The Horn Book Magazine