Fascinating: The Life of Leonard Nimoy


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Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Publish Date
8.6 X 11.0 X 0.4 inches | 0.8 pounds
Library Binding

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About the Author

Richard Michelson was Leonard Nimoy's gallerist and close friend. He is the author of many acclaimed books for adults and children, including Sydney Taylor Gold Medal winner and National Jewish Book Award finalist As Good as Anybody, illustrated by Raul Colón, and New York Times Best Illustrated Book and Notable Children's Book Busing Brewster, illustrated by R. G. Roth.

Richard lives with his wife in Amherst, Massachusetts, and is the proprietor of R. Michelson Galleries. Find out more at richardmichelson.com.

Edel Rodriguez is a Cuban-born American artist and children's book author. Rodriguez uses a variety of materials, and his work ranges from conceptual to portraiture and landscape. He is the author and illustrator of Sergio Makes a Splash and Sergio Saves the Game, and the illustrator of several esteemed picture-book biographies, including Jonah Winter's Sonia Sotomayor and Ntozake Shange's Float Like a Butterfly.


..".warm and anecdotal." --The Horn Book, starred

"There's a wonderful new biography of Nimoy for children, and it's one of the most unapologetically Jewish profiles for kids in ages. It made me cry."--Tablet

"Nimoy's story is a universal one of following one's dreams and living long and prospering in the world of the arts."--Kirkus

..".a warm and moving picture book biography. With a knack for elegantly weaving biographical and contextual details into the narration, Michelson highlights young Lenny's early flirtations with the stage and photography...and the roots of Mr. Spock's famous Vulcan greeting gesture in Jewish tradition.--Publishers Weekly

..".a simple but effective lesson on persistence and perseverance. Although this biography would work well as an independent read, it could also be a great option for group read-alouds In the words of Spock, 'Live long and prosper.'" --School Library Journal

"Leonard Nimoy became a legend. But, he remained a humble, compassionate, and poetic soul. A true artist. In Fascinating, Richard Michelson captures Leonard's story with tenderness and admiration. There will never be another man like my husband."--Susan Bay Nimoy

"I'll never get tired of hearing stories about my dad's childhood. Fascinating by Richard Michelson tells a wonderful and sweet story about the young Leonard growing up in Boston and his determination and passion to achieve his dream of becoming an actor in Hollywood. My dad loved his family, his life, and the arts... He will always be missed greatly."--Julie Nimoy

"An inspirational tale of what can happen when a young man follows his bliss, his passion. And a heartwarming tribute to Dad's incredible journey."--Adam Nimoy