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Summer Birds

The Butterflies of Maria Merian

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Hardback

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Description

In the Middle Ages, people believed that insects were evil, born from mud in a process called spontaneous generation. Maria Merian was only a child, but she disagreed. She watched carefully as caterpillars spun themselves cocoons, which opened to reveal summer birds, or butterflies and moths. Maria studied the whole life cycle of the summer birds, and documented what she learned in vibrant paintings. This is the story of one young girl who took the time to observe and learn, and in so doing disproved a theory that went all the way back to ancient Greece.

Author Biography

Margarita Engle is a Cuban American poet, novelist, and journalist whose work has been published in many countries. She is the author of young adult nonfiction books and novels in verse including The Surrender Tree, a Newbery Honor Book, The Poet Slave of Cuba, Hurricane Dancers, The Firefly Letters, and Tropical Secrets. She lives in northern California. Julie Paschkis has illustrated many books for young readers. She lives in Seattle, Washington.
Release date Australia
April 4th, 2017
Contributor
Illustrated by Julie Paschkis
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
Illustrations, color
Imprint
Henry Holt & Company Inc
Interest Age
From 5 to 8 years
Pages
32
Dimensions
208x257x10
ISBN-13
9780805089370
Product ID
3946761

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