The Gravity Tree: The True Story Of A Tree That Inspired The World
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From Emmy Award-winning journalist Anna Crowley Redding comes a captivating nonfiction picture book that explores the fabled apple tree that inspired Isaac Newtonâ€™s theory of gravity. From a minor seed to a monumental icon, it inspired the worldâ€™s greatest minds, including Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking.
"A sweet windfall of history and inspiration." â€”Kirkus (starred review)
"This picture book may resonate with science-minded children." â€”Booklist
A tree may seem like a rather ordinary thing. But hundreds of years ago, a tree was about to embark on an extraordinary journey. And it all started with just a speck of a seed. . . .
It began in the 1600s with a seed that became the tree that grew the apple that fell right before Isaac Newtonâ€™s eyes. This seemingly simple event sparked one of the greatest scientific discoveriesâ€”Newtonâ€™s theory of gravity! A chain reaction of ideas and discoveries followed from the likes of Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking, who traveled to the place where these scientific journeys beganâ€”Isaacâ€™s tree.
From rocketing into space to adorning the queenâ€™s carriage, the Gravity Treeâ€™s unexpectedly remarkable and true life story is a tale for the ages. Award-winning journalist Anna Crowley Redding unearths the story of how something so small could change the world. The Gravity Tree is a beautiful nonfiction picture book to share at home or in the classroom.