by Kathleen Krull
illustrated by Boris Kulikov
A well written, often witty account of the life of Charles Darwin, creator of the theory of evolution--a theory almost as controversial today as it was when he first presented it.
Krull captures Darwin's insatiable curiosity about all living things. Readers learn about his five-year voyage on HMS Beagle and then the twenty year struggle he had to bring the controversial theory into the public eye.
Krull's writing is conversational and fun, with interesting anecdotes that really personalize the great man. Add to that Boris' Kulikov’s whimsical ink drawings and this book has just the right amount of levity and interest to keep this age group turning the pages.
Interest Level: Grade 5+ Lexile Measure: 1110L
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