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Isaac the Alchemist: Secrets of Isaac Newton, Reveal'd
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A surprising true story of Isaac Newton's boyhood suggests an intellectual development owing as much to magic as science.

Before Isaac Newton became the father of physics, an accomplished mathematician, or a leader of the scientific revolution, he was a boy living in an apothecary's house, observing and experimenting, recording his observations of the world in a tiny notebook. As a young genius living in a time before science as we know it existed, Isaac studied the few books he could get his hands on, built handmade machines, and experimented with alchemy—a process of chemical reactions that seemed, at the time, to be magical. Mary Losure's riveting narrative nonfiction account of Isaac's early life traces his development as a thinker from his childhood, in friendly prose that will capture the attention of today's budding scientists—as if by magic. Back matter includes an afterword, an author's note, source notes, and a bibliography.

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Mary Losure. (2017). Isaac the Alchemist: Secrets of Isaac Newton, Reveal'd. Candlewick Press.

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Mary Losure. 2017. Isaac the Alchemist: Secrets of Isaac Newton, Reveal'd. Candlewick Press.

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Mary Losure, Isaac the Alchemist: Secrets of Isaac Newton, Reveal'd. Candlewick Press, 2017.

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Mary Losure. Isaac the Alchemist: Secrets of Isaac Newton, Reveal'd. Candlewick Press, 2017. Web.

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        Now I write that kind of nonfiction for kids.

        Isaac the Alchemist is the story of young Isaac Newton, whose childhood search for magic grew into a truly magical career.

        Wild Boy is about a real wild boy trying to find a home in the human world.

        In The Fairy Ring, two young girls fool Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the creator of the world's most famous detective, into believing they've taken photographs of real fairies.

        I still love Narnia, but you can't go there. You can travel the real world. I want kids to know that amazing things can happen there, too.

        Three Things You May Not Know About Me:

        I once lived on a farm and had two pet goats.

        Long ago, I played ice hockey for the University of Vermont. Ours was the first women's team in the school's long history of the sport. Some of us had only figure skates. At games, we used the men's practice jerseys because we had no uniforms of our own. Today's women's hockey teams play much better than we ever did. But we had fun, and I learned to skate backward.

        I've just learned how to play something called the 12-bar blues on the ukulele. It reminds me of the mathematical patterns Isaac Newton discovered about the universe. Once you get it, you can play bazillions of tunes. It's kind of like . . . magic.

        The real world is an amazing place.

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