The Littlest Girl

The Littlest Girl

Goes Inside an Atom

by Laura Manenti, Ethan Siegel, and Francesca Cosanti

When particle physicist Laura Manenti and astrophysicist Ethan Siegel discovered that most science books written for children didn’t present accurate information in a manner that was accessible for both kids and families, they took matters into their own hands. A beautifully illustrated volume, The Littlest Girl tells the story of a curious child who takes the initiative to find out about the nature of matter for herself. Along the way, she discovers the fundamental building blocks of the entire universe.

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About the Authors

Laura Manenti is an experimental particle physicist. Since she has no magic hat, she builds detectors to “see” elementary particles, even those we think exist but haven’t been discovered yet. She is mum to three children, including the littlest girl.

Ethan Siegel is an astrophysicist who uses his imagination and the power of science to travel from gluons all the way to galaxies and beyond. He loves pizza and Halloween costumes, and hopes all his readers become just as curious about the Universe as he is, including you!

Born and raised in Italy, Francesca Cosanti works as an illustrator and a visual artist. She is inspired by the shapes and colors she finds in all the new places she visits. She spends her free time traveling, taking photos, taking long walks with her dog, and reading books.

The book cover for The Littlest Girl Goes Inside an Atom by Laura Manenti, Ethan Siegel, and Francesca Cosanti.

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The book cover for The Littlest Girl Goes Inside an Atom by Laura Manenti, Ethan Siegel, and Francesca Cosanti.