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Scientists are often presented as old men in white coats, but this series shows that great discoveries have been made by people of all ages and cultures — some are young people, and many are female.


  • Volume 1: Secrets in the Rocks — Five Astounding Tales of People Solving Mysteries Beneath Our Feet:
    • The Girl Who Found a Flying Dragon (Mary Anning)
    • The Boy Who Went Searching for Giants (Georges Cuvier)
    • Love, Rocks and the First Dinosaur (Mary Morland)
    • The Bug Boy Solves a Huge Mystery (Louis Agassiz)
    • The Woman Who Saw Deep into the Earth (Inge Lehman)
  • Volume 2: Fabulous Physics — Five Amazing Stories of People Who Solved Nature's Puzzles:
    • The Man Who Saw a Living Skeleton (Wilhelm Rontgen)
    • The Servant Girl Who Beat Einstein (Marie Curie)
    • The Boy Who Climbed to the Top (Abdus Salam)
    • The Quiet Queen of Physics (Wu Chien-Shiung)
    • The Boy Who Secretly Read the Books He Was Binding (Michael Faraday)
  • Volume 3: Magical Mathematics — Five Astonishing Stories of People Who Did Miracles with Numbers:
    • The Girl, the Pearl and the Not-So-Sad Story (Lilavati)
    • The Boy with No Birthday (Carl Gauss)
    • The Math Girl Who Stunned the World (Philippa Garrett)
    • The Penniless Youth Who Amazed the Professors (Srinivasa Ramanujan)
    • The Good Witch Who Made an Amazing Decision (Maria Agnesi)
  • Volume 4: Breakers of Barriers — Five Stunning Stories of People Demolishing Walls to Make History:
    • The Unloved Teenager Who Found Her Place (Ada Byron Lovelace)
    • The Scientist and the Secret in the Ancient Book (Tu Youyou)
    • The Impossibly Young Doctors (Balamurali Ambati and Sho Timothy Yano)
    • The Motherless Child Who Solved His Father's Problem (Blaise Pascal)
    • The Girl Torn Between Two Careers (Rachel Carson)
  • Volume 5: Scientific Pioneers — Five Incredible Tales of People Who Helped Develop the Scientific Method:
    • The Woman Who Hid the Moon (Aglaonike)
    • The Man Who Stayed in His House for Ten Years (Al-Haytham)
    • The Boy Who Was Curious All His Life (Shen Kuo)
    • The Grumpy Nun Who Was Forbidden to Sing (Hildegard of Bingen)
    • The Boy Who Sorted Out the Living World (Carl Linneaus)
  • Volume 6: The Amazing Quantum — Five Awesome Stories of People Who Made a Revolution in Physics:
    • The Boy Who Didn't Listen to His Teacher (Max Planck)
    • How a Compass Inspired a Genius (Albert Einstein)
    • The Boy Secretly Reading a Book Behind His School Desk (Wolfgang Pauli)
    • The Student Whose Schools Kept Closing (T D Lee)
    • The Boy Who Had a Dispute with His Father (John von Neumann)
  • Volume 7: The Science of Humanity — Five Fascinating Stories of People Who Helped Us Understand Ourselves:
    • The Boy Who Found Different Ways of Thinking (Jean Piaget)
    • The Woman Who Taught Us Love and Remembrance (Artemisia)
    • The Mother with Six Boys and Six Girls (Lillian Gilbreth)
    • The Girl Born in the Shadow of the Moon God (Enheduanna)
    • The Explorer Girl Who Travelled Far Without Leaving Home (Alice Hamilton)
  • Volume 8: Women of Discovery — Five Super Stories of Fab Females Who Made Scientific History:
    • The Girl Who Found Her Sisters on the Other Side of the World (Harriet Noyes)
    • The First Woman Doctor in History (Merit Ptah)
    • The Girl Who Had to Hide Behind a Man's Name (Sophie Germain)
    • The Murderous Princess Who Found Salvation (Anna of Byzantium)
    • The Bug Hunter Who Dreamed of the Jungle (Maria Merian)
  • Volume 9: The Inventor's Spark — Five Marvelous Stories of People Who Helped Shape the Modern World:
    • The Boy Who Combined a Bike and a Train to Invent the Car (Karl Benz)
    • The Failed Doctor Who Sparked an Idea (John Walker)
    • The Woman to Thank If You Like Chocolate (Mary the Alchemist)
    • The Man in the Burning House (Garrett Morgan)
    • The Boy Who Lost His Chance but Got It Back (Gregorio Zara)
  • Volume 10: Advances in Alchemy — Five Startling Stories of Chemistry and Biology:
    • The Strange Adventures of Doctor Poison (F F Runge)
    • The Young Woman Who Was Forgotten (Rosalind Franklin)
    • The Girl in the Chamber of Corpses (Alessandra Giliani)
    • The Farm Girl Who Made Your Milk Safe (Alice Evans)
    • A Tasty Treat Found by Accident (Frank Epperson)
  • Volume 11: The Call of the Stars — Five Wonderful Stories of People Looking to the Heavens:
    • The Boy Who Decoded the Dance of the Stars (Jeremiah Horrocks)
    • The Poet–Scientist Who Detected an Earthquake (Zhang Heng)
    • The Farm Boy Who Saw the Galaxies Flying Away (Vesto Slipher)
    • The Girl Who Named the Stars in the Sky (Annie Jump Cannon)
    • The Boy Who Understood Einstein (Michio Kaku)
  • Volume 12: The Mystery of Nature's Laws — Five Striking Stories of People Investigating the Deepest Puzzles of Reality:
    • The Girl at the Back of the Boys-Only Classroom (Amalie Emmy Noether)
    • The True Story of the Philosopher's Stone (Jabir Ibn Hayyan)
    • The Bullied Boy Who Fought Back (Isaac Newton)
    • The Teenager Who Saw the Light (Galileo Galilei)
    • What We Learn from the Strange Tale of the Human Computer (Shakuntala Devi)
Readership: Children 6-12 years old.

Pages: 288 (pbk)
By (author): Nury Vittachi (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong)
Illustrated by: Step Cheung



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