All in a Drop: How Antony van Leeuwenhoek Discovered an Invisible World
Illustrator: Vivien Mildenberger
Microbes are everywhere: in the soil and oceans, in snow, and inside our bodies. But
in Antony van Leeuwenhoek’s time, people believed that what they saw with their
own eyes was all that existed in the world. How did a simple tradesman—who didn’t
go to college or speak English or Latin like all the other scientists—change everyone’s
Proving that remarkable discoveries can come from the most unexpected people and places, this eye-opening chapter book, illustrated with lively full-color art, celebrates the power of curiosity, ingenuity, and persistence.
Author’s note. Time line of events. Glossary. Source notes. Selected bibliography. Index. Full-color illustrations were created using pastel, colored pencil, and watercolor.
JLG Release: Oct 2019
Awards & Honors
NSTA Best STEM Books - 2020
Robert L. Sibert Award Honoree - 2020
Praise & Reviews
Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:
Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, Booklist*, School Library Journal, The Horn Book Magazine
School Library Journal
9" x 6"
Level 5.8; Points: 1;
Scholastic Reading Counts
Level 5.7; Points: 4;
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Potentially Sensitive Areas
Antoni van Leeuwenhoek (1632–1723), Microbiologists, Biologists, History of microscopes, History of microbiology, The Netherlands, London, England, The Royal Society, Microbes, Infectious diseases, Scientific discovery,