The Girl Who Drew Butterflies

The Girl Who Drew Butterflies

How Maria Merian's Art Changed Science

Book - 2018
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"Newbery-Honor winning author Joyce Sidman explores the extraordinary life and scientific discoveries of Maria Merian, who discovered the truth about metamorphosis and documented the science behind the mystery in this visual biography that features many original paintings by Maria herself."--
Publisher: Boston ;, New York :, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,, 2018.
ISBN: 9780544717138
Branch Call Number: J 921 ME
Characteristics: 1 volume


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Apr 12, 2019

Beautiful book. Extremely interesting history about how butterflies were previously understood, and presented in a way easy for children to understand. Read it to my daughter when she was about eight.

OPL_MichelleC Apr 11, 2019

Butterflies, strong women, art, science, narrative non-fiction - this book was made for me. I HIGHLY recommend to learn about this pioneer woman that became known as the first ecologist. It was beautifully written and presented in an accessible way.

Sep 02, 2018

This is a beautiful, beautiful book. A treasure! Merian's illustrations are throughout, the writing is superb, and it is a very comprehensive biography of the key points in her life, told appropriately and clearly for young readers. Merian is well-deserving of accolades, and she is an inspiration to pioneering, curious, and determined women of all ages. I love this book and plan to purchase it.

pswright Mar 19, 2018

This is a terrific biography about a woman scientist living in Germany in the 1600's. Maria Merian changed scientific thinking by recording information about insects and painting intricate images of butterflies, moths and caterpillars. For a shorter, but also wonderful story of her life, read "Summer Birds: The Butterflies of Meria Merian" by Margarita Engle and illustrated by Julie Paschkis.


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