Pen Name: None
Born: 1916 in Boston, Massachusetts
Sidney Rosen taught at the University of Illinois in Champaign, Illinois.
Biographical and Professional Information
Rosen was a University of Illinois professor emeritus of astronomy (1958-94). He grew up in Boston’s West End and married Dorothy Rosen. Together, they wrote the mystery series starring Belle Appleman, a Jewish immigrant who lives in Boston's West End during the 1930s.
Sidney Rosen wrote the popular children’s book Galileo and the Magic Numbers, published in 1958 and it still remains in print and in libraries all over the country. He also wrote a series of children’s science books.
- Galileo and the Magic Numbers, Little Brown Co, 1958
- Doctor Paracelsus, Little Brown Co, 1959
- Death and Blintzes, Walker & Company, 1985 - written with Dorothy Rosen
- How Far is a Star, Carolrhoda Books, 1992
- Can You Find a Planet, Carolrhoda Books, 1992
- Where Does the Moon Go, Carolrhoda Books, 1992
- Which Way to the Milky Way, Carolrhoda Books, 1992
- Can You Hitch a Ride on a Comet, Carolrhoda Books, 1993
- The Baghdad Mission, Carolrhoda Books, 1994
- The Magician`s Apprentice, Carolrhoda Books, 1994 - written with Dorothy Rosen
- Can You Catch a Falling Star, Carolrhoda Books, 1995
- Where`s the Big Dipper, Carolrhoda Books, 1995
- Death and Strudel, Academy Chicago Publishers, 2000 - written with Dorothy Rosen
Titles for Purchase and at Your Library
Galileo and the Magic Numbers
Release Date: 1958-06
Death & Blintzes: A Belle Appleman Mystery (Rosen Mysteries)
Release Date: 2005-08-30
Where's the Big Dipper (Question of Science Book)
Release Date: 1995-11
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