Theodoric's Rainbow

by Stephen P. Kramer

Hardcover, 1995

Status

Available

Local notes

940.1 Kra

Collection

Publication

W H Freeman & Co (Sd) (1995), 32 pages

Description

Theodoric of Freiberg, a Dominican friar of the early fourteenth century, discovers how sunlight and drops of water make rainbows.

Language

Original language

English

Physical description

32 p.; 9.5 x 0.5 inches

ISBN

0716766035 / 9780716766032

Barcode

6435

User reviews

LibraryThing member MarthaL
A picture book for older students that informs on the rainbow. In the 1300's there was much superstition about rainbows, but that not did not stop the curious monk who was determined to find out all he could about these colorful images. Although his fellow friars are critical of the time he spends
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in scientific investigation rather than prayer, Theodoric pursues his reading of the ancient greeks and own experiments on the subject of rainbows. A picture storybook to read aloud to upper elementary especially when a scientific or educational motivation theme is wanted.
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LibraryThing member momma2
This was more of a series of facts with illustrations than a story or living book. More of a science book than history. Informative but not terribly engaging.

Pages

32

Rating

½ (3 ratings; 2.7)
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