Mary Losure

Mary Losure writes innovative nonfiction (and the occasional fantasy) for kids. Her books have been praised in The Wall Street Journal, Kirkus, Booklist, School Library Journal, and other publications and have been selected for several “best of” lists for children’s literature. Her most recent book, Isaac the Alchemist: Secrets of Isaac Newton, Reveal’d (Candlewick, February 2017), received three starred reviews.
Before she began writing for children, she was an award-winning reporter for Minnesota Public Radio. She lives in St. Paul.
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Isaac the Alchemist: Secrets of Isaac Newton, Reveal’d

A boy who believes in magic grows up to the world’s greatest alchemist...and discovers the secrets of the universe. Middle grade nonfiction.

The Fairy Ring, or Elsie and Frances Fool the World

The true story of two young girls whose “fairy” photographs fell into the hands of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the world-famous creator of Sherlock Holmes. Middle grade nonfiction.

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