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Ray of Light, A

A Book of Science and Wonder

Author: Walter Wick; Illustrator: Walter Wick

  • AGES 6 - 8 
  • Genre Non-Fiction
The wonder of light has fascinated readers for ages. Walter Wick's mesmerizing photographs paired with simple yet fascinating text and scientific observations help readers understand the secrets and complexity of light.
You will learn what light is made of and how it fits alongside everything else in the world. Walter introduces readers into the mystery behind incandescence, light waves, the color spectrum, and iridescence as well as how we perceive light in our world and beyond.
Walter Wick demonstrates that science and art both offer ways to observe the world around us.

Ray of Light Video


"Walter Wick introduces children to an illuminated realm of 'science and wonder' ... It's beautiful stuff."

- The Wall Street Journal


★ “A love story to light and color, both educational and visually stunning.”

- Kirkus Reviews, starred review


★ “Large eye-catching photos are the star of the show….intriguing.”

- School Library Journal, starred review


★ “A worthy companion to [Wick’s] award-winning A Drop of Water.”

- Booklist, starred review


“Gloriously photographed demonstrations…. a pleasure for browsers and a rewarding surprise for science phobes.”

- The Bulletin for the Center for Children’s Books


“Gorgeous….Encourages readers to wonder and learn.”

- Horn Book

A Ray of Light Slideshow


Walter Wick

Walter Wick

Walter Wick is the author and photographer if A Drop of Water, the 1997 Boston Goble-Horn Book Award Winner for nonfiction. He is also the creator of the international bestselling Can You See What I See? series as well as the photographer for the highly acclaimed I Spy series, with riddles by Jean Marzollo. He has created photographs for books, magazines, and newspapers including The New York Times and Newsweek. Walter’s photographs have been featured in museums around the United States. He lives with his wife, Linda, in Miami Beach, Florida.

More information about Walter Wick is available at www.walterwick.com.