The story of great discoveries is the story of the scientists who discovered them. It is the story of the people who did the inconceivable, who saw first what others could not have even imagined. The series Inventors and Discoverers exposes children to the greatest scientists in history and their personal lives. It explains how scientists think, what questions they ask, and how they do their research and invent. It describes with clear explanations the scientists’ interests and the nature of their experiments, explanations which enable children to understand and appreciate the importance of their achievements.
The stories invite readers to visit a world where people did not know how to fly, had no electricity to illuminate their houses, could not to speak to each other from a distance, and the mysteries of space and human beings, like many other secrets of nature, were not known to them. Children who read these stories will grasp, perhaps for the first time, the nature of scientific work, its implications for human lives, what it demands and what it affords. Illustrator Alina Gorban succeeded in presenting young readers with powerful and adorable figures, and offering them a simple and clear visual expression of scientific facts and processes.
2016-2020 | Age 6+ | 48 pp. | English translation available | Rights Sold: Hebrew (all volumes), Chinese (Simplified and Complex – Albert Einstein)
Upcoming books in the series: Louis Pasteur (scientist), Johannes Gutenberg (inventor of the printing press) and other great inventors.
“Captivating, wonderfully written and most of all exciting…. beautiful books.” – Mor Assael, Laisha, magazine
Tami Shem-Tov is an award-winning author. She has written biographies, stories based on true events, and historical novels for children and young adults. Her books have won the Andersen Honor Citation (2014), the Bialik Prize (2014), the Israeli Public Libraries Award (2014), the Lea Goldberg Prize (2013), the DafDaf Prize (2012), the Prime Minister’s Prize (2011), the German Children’s Literature Award (2010), the Yad Vashem Prize (2007), and the Ze’ev Prize for Children’s Literature (1999, 2008). Her books were translated into six langauges.
Alina Gorban is an illustrator. She has designed and illustrated children’s books, as well as weekend newspaper comic columns and posters.