The story of Archimedes, famous mathematician and scientist, conveys something of the culture of Ancient Greece as well as of this remarkable man and his critical influence. The story is written for children, even when it explains some of Archimedes' scientific and mathematical discoveries. Line drawing illustrations help us visualize many of these concepts. Many anecdotes about Archimedes have come down through history, and the author blends these into her storytelling. The result is a thoroughly enjoyable book that manages to cover a great deal of educational territory.