On a beautiful day, the last thing Etty wants to do is sit inside baking honey cake. Shed much rather be outside exploring with her father, Charles Darwin. Many are familiar with Darwins theory of evolution, but few know Darwin the family man. In writing "The Humblebee Hunter," Deborah Hopkinson relied on research to create a lyrical fictional account of Charles Darwin at home with his children, discovering the wonders of their own back yard. Told from the perspective of Darwin's daughter Etty, the story portrays a very human side of one of the most revered figures in the history of science.
Deborah Hopkinson (www.deborahhopkinson.com) is the author of many acclaimed history-based books for children, including"Apples to Oregon," an ALA Notable Book, "Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt," winner of the IRA Award, and "Stagecoach Sal." She lives in Oregon. Jen Corace (www.jencorace.com) has illustrated many picture books, including "Little Pea"and "Little Hoot"by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and "Hansel and Gretel"by Cynthia Rylant. She lives in Providence, Rhode Island.