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The Girl Who Drew Butterflies: How Maria Merian's Art Changed Science

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Author: Joyce Sidman

In this beautiful nonfiction biography, a Robert F. Sibert Medal winner, the Newbery Honor-winning author Joyce Sidman introduces readers to one of the first female entomologists and a woman who flouted convention in the pursuit of knowledge and her passion for insects.

One of the first naturalists to observe live insects directly, Maria Sibylla Merian was also one of the first to document the metamorphosis of the butterfly.

Richly illustrated throughout with full-color original paintings by Merian herself, The Grew Who Drew Butterflies will enthrall young scientists.

Bugs, of all kinds, were considered to be "born of mud" and to be "beasts of the devil." Why would anyone, let alone a girl, want to study and observe them? The Girl Who Drew Butterflies answers this question.

    Booklist Editor's ChoiceChicago Public Library Best of the YearKirkus Best Book of the Year Bulletin Blue Ribbon BookJunior Library Guild SelectionNew York Public Library Top 10 Best Books of the Year

Publisher: Clarion Books
Published: 02/20/2018
Pages: 160
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.18lbs
Size: 9.10h x 7.10w x 0.80d
ISBN: 9780544717138
Audience: Ages 9-12

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 7.7
Point Value: 2
Interest Level: Middle Grade
Quiz #/Name: 196200 / Girl Who Drew Butterflies: How Maria Merian's Art Changed Science

Award: Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award - Winner

Review Citation(s):
Booklist 10/15/2017 pg. 42
Kirkus Reviews 11/15/2017 pg. 198
Publishers Weekly 11/20/2017
School Library Journal 12/01/2017 pg. 124
Horn Book Magazine 01/01/2018 pg. 106
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 02/01/2018
BookPage 03/01/2018
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2018 - Outstanding, Noteworthy In Style

About the Author
Joyce Sidman is today's foremost nature poet for children. Accolades for her books include two Caldecott Honors, a Lee Bennett Hopkins Award, the Claudia Lews Award, and many stars and Best of lists. For her body of work, she won NCTE's Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children. She lives in Wayzata, Minnesota.

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