Isabel and the Invisible World

By Alan Lightman

Illustrated by Ramona Kaulitzki

Renowned physicist Alan Lightman, author of Ada and the Galaxies, turns his focus to the hidden world of light in this luminous picture book.

There’s only one gift Isabel wants for her sixth birthday: a way to see invisible things. She can hardly think of anything else until the day of her party arrives! Unwrapping a big box, Isabel finds a surprise inside – a glass prism – and a dazzling world of previously invisible colour emerges, lighting up the room around her. What else could be out there, waiting for her eyes to discover? In simple, engaging language, complemented by luminous artwork from bestselling illustrator Ramona Kaulitzki, author and physicist Alan Lightman unveils the hidden world of light waves – the ones you can see and the ones you can’t.

Categories: Non-Fiction

For readers aged: 4+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781529516999
  • Published: 02 May 2024
  • Price: £7.99
  • Size: 270 x 245 mm
  • Pages: 40

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Customer reviews


'The story is fictional but the facts that have been packed in are entirely true and the pictures are simply wonderful for the way in which they manage to illuminate everything in just the right way. The physics of light is quite an advanced subject if you ever think of delving into it but, presented here for children in a picture book it is digestible and helps children begin to learn some simple science concepts.' Armadillo Magazine

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