Swell biography, compact, solid, in the main absorbing, with just enough fictionalization to fill out the bare spots without being presumptuous about it. Pasteur was a man of great courage and honesty, a brilliant thinker who won his battles against the stuffed shirts of the scientific world and yet retained a genuine humility. The exceptionally happy home life that gave him a base in his struggles is sympathetically portrayed, giving a sense of roots for a rounded portrait. The author of Walter Reed and Raymond Ditmars, hits another bullseye with this. Plus sale for upper teens and young adults.