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Tibaldo and the Hole in the Calendar

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Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.

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Language:English | Number of Pages: 184 | Format: Hardcover

Isbn-10: 0387949356 | Isbn-13: 9780387949352 | Publish date: 

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Tibaldo and the Hole in the Calendar is the story of how an eleven-year old boy growing up in 16th century Italy loses his birthday when the Gregorian calendar replaces the Julian calendar in 1582, and how he fights to prevent this loss. The author cleverly weaves elements of the cultural and scientific milieu of his time into an engaging and intelligent tale. Tibaldo's father is a medical assistant, and his sister is a midwife. He grows up learning about current medical practices by watching his father and sister and by listening to the great Professor Turisanus, for whom his father works. Tibaldo is fascinated by medicine and proves himself to be a fast learner, quickly gaining the respect of Professor Turasanus, who becomes a mentor for Tibaldo and sends him to the very best of schools. However, when Tibaldo learns that the Julian calendar is about to be revised, he realizes that he is about to lose his 13th birthday and determines to do something about this. The result is amusing and informative.
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    Tibaldo and the Hole in the Calendar is the story of a boy who fights to prevent the loss of his birthday. It is set during a time in history when the Gregorian calendar replaces the Julian calendar in 1582. In order to effectively reset the calendar, the decision is made to omit 10 days for the ...continue

    Tibaldo and the Hole in the Calendar is the story of a boy who fights to prevent the loss of his birthday. It is set during a time in history when the Gregorian calendar replaces the Julian calendar in 1582. In order to effectively reset the calendar, the decision is made to omit 10 days for the year, and Tibaldo's birthday falls during this time. I really enjoyed the setting of the book. It was historically and scientifically accurate. I could not find any fault that stood out. This book would be very useful for use in a science class when talking about the Renaissance.

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