My fascination with Antoni van Leeuwenhoek started when I read my daughter's school book.
I wondered... how did an uneducated shopkeeper become the Father of Microbiology?
The short answer: CURIOSITY and PERSEVERANCE
I've since written two picture books and an historical novel about him.
I've also discovered that inspiration is all around us!
About the picture book:
This 17th century Dutchman makes his own magnifiers and inspects all kinds of things - a puppy flea, the scale of a carp, the leg of a gnat .
His curiosity leads him to learn about lice, discover microbes and so much more!
Young readers will be inspired to follow their own curious paths.
About the novel:
A science -minded shopkeeper and an artist are lifelong friends. Rarely do their fortunes align, but can their friendship endure the challenges that come their way?
The video to the right is a clever and informative puppet show by Flora Lichtman and Sharon Shattuck!
Seeing the Invisible:
van Leeuwenhoek's first glimpses of the microbial world.