Before Isaac Newton was a world- famous scientist, he was a lonely boy who lived in the attic of the apothecary’s house. In the apothecary’s workshop, he could watch what he (and everyone else in those times) believed was magic.
But what, exactly, did apothecaries and alchemists DO? Why did they believe it was magic? And how could someone who believed in magic—and grew up to be the world’s greatest alchemist—ALSO discover the secrets of the universe?
Find out at the Magick and Alchemy Show and reading by children’s author Mary Losure, author of Isaac the Alchemist: Secrets of Isaac Newton, Reveal’d.
Mary Losure writes innovative nonfiction (and the occasional fantasy) for kids. Her books have been praised in The Wall Street Journal, Kirkus, Booklist, School Library Journal, and other publications and have been selected for several “best of” lists for children’s literature. Her most recent book, Isaac the Alchemist: Secrets of Isaac Newton, Reveal’d (Candlewick, February 2017), has received three starred reviews. These days, as well as writing books for kids, she also makes occasional appearances in the guise of a traveling alchemist.