Galileo Galilei, astronomer
Feb. 15, 1564-Jan. 8, 1642
Starry Messenger: Galileo Galilei by Peter Sis (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, reprint, 2000)
Winner of the Caldecott Honor Medal for its glorious artwork, this is the story of the scientist who was heralded and them condemned for his ideas.
For extensive resources on Galileo Galilei, visit The Galileo Project at Rice University.