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Winner of 2011 NSTA/CBC Outstanding Science Trade Book for K-12

Smithsonian's Notable Book

 for Children 2010

"Readers will marvel ... at the genius of this little-known scientific wizard."—School Library Journal

"An atmospheric picture book."—Wall Street Journal

"It should enchant not only science lovers, but any child who has felt awkward and dreamed big."

Publishers Weekly


biography, science, history, physicists, Foucault's pendulum, earth's rotation, France, effort, creativity, determination, persistence

"So Leon often worked while the rest of Paris slept ... Then, he saw it—something no one else in the world had ever seen."

Come See the Earth Turn, the Story of Leon Foucault