Darwin: with Glimpses into his Private Journal and Letters

by Alice McGinty
illustrated by Mary Azarian

A cheerful, inspiring portrait of Darwin that highlights two traits teachers aim to encourage in students-- curiosity about the world and determination to learn more.

This simple narrative covers the main events in Darwin's life, from his childhood all the way up to the presentation of his theory.

Spreads are accompanied by stunning detailed woodcuts by the illustrator of Caldecott book Snowflake Bentley. School Library Journal ended their starred review with: "Biographies of scientists can be challenging to write for an audience unfamiliar with their research, but this one succeeds in introducing Darwin and his work to a surprisingly young group."

Interest Level:   Grade 2-5

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