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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mary Losure Narrator: Steven Crossley Publisher: Dreamscape Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2017 ISBN: 9781520065274
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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 the existence of science as we know it, 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.

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  • “Narrator Steven Crossley has a professorial-sounding English accent but bubbles with reverent enthusiasm for his subject, sometimes with humor….Listeners can almost see the twinkle in Crossley’s eyes as he reads from preposterous medicinal concoctions of the time and from Newton’s list of his own boyhood sins—such as making pies on Sunday…Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”


  • “Mary Losure dilates on [the] private quirks of the future mathematician and physicist in Isaac the Alchemist, a highly enjoyable work of narrative nonfiction.”

    Wall Street Journal

  • “Narrative nonfiction at its best and most convincing.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • “Brings a world-renowned scientist to life…a volume that both informs and excites. Highly recommended.”

    School Library Journal (starred review)

  • “Perhaps even more impressive than her re-creation of Newton’s world, however, is her re-creation of the man himself—or rather, the boy who became the man—without embellishing the historical record with speculation and conjecture.”

    Horn Book (starred review)

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About the Author
Author Mary Losure

Mary Losure is the author of several books, including The Fairy Ring, named one of Booklist‘s Top of the List selections in 2012. She is a reporter for Minnesota Public Radio and a contributor to National Public Radio.

About the Narrator

Disney Publishing Worldwide (DPW) is the world’s largest publisher of children’s books, magazines, and apps, with over 700 million products sold each year. DPW consists of an extensive worldwide books and magazines licensing structure as well as vertically integrated publishing imprints, including Disney-Hyperion and Disney Press in the US and Disney Libri in Italy. DPW’s digital products include bestselling e-book titles and award-winning original apps. Disney English is DPW’s English language learning business, which includes learning centers in China and a worldwide retail-licensing program. Headquartered in Glendale, California, DPW publishes books, magazines, and digital products in 85 countries in 75 languages. For more information visit www.disneypublishing.com.