My fascination with Antoni van Leeuwenhoek has led to my writing two books about him,

one, a picture book

and the other, an historical novel.

About the picture book:


This uneducated  17th c. Dutch cloth merchant inspected all kinds of things - 

a puppy flea, the scale of a carp, the leg of a gnat - with magnifiers that he made himself.  

His curiosity led him to discover microbes and so much more!


Young readers will be inspired to follow their own curious paths. 

About the novel:

An artist and a scientist 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.

This second video, Lens on Leeuwenhoek: The Life, Times and Accomplishments of Antony van Leeuwenhoek, will give a more comprehensive picture of this father of microbiology.