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Summer birds : the butterflies of Maria Merian

Author: Margarita Engle; Linda Lockowitz; Julie Paschkis
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Primary school : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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In the Middle Ages, people believed that insects were evil, born from mud in a process called spontaneous generation. Maria Merian was only a child, but she disagreed. She watched carefully as caterpillars spun themselves cocoons, which opened to reveal summer birds, or butterflies and moths. Maria studied the whole life cycle of the summer birds, and documented what she learned in vibrant paintings. This is the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Picture books for children
American Library Association Amelia Bloomer Project
Juvenile works
Picture books
Biographies
Dust jackets (Bindings)
Juvenile literature
Named Person: Maria Sibylla Merian; Maria Sibylla Merian; Maria Sibylla Merian; Maria Sibylla Merian
Material Type: Biography, Primary school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Margarita Engle; Linda Lockowitz; Julie Paschkis
ISBN: 9780805089370 0805089373
OCLC Number: 310959348
Notes: "Book designed by Linda Lockowitz"--Title page verso.
Awards: Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2011
American Library Association Amelia Bloomer Project, 2011
Target Audience: AD600L; Structure indicator: 80 (high); Syntactic indicator: 90 (high); Semantic indicator: 90 (high); Decoding indicator: 80 (high)
Description: 30 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Responsibility: Margarita Engle ; illustrations by Julie Paschkis.

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In the Middle Ages, people believed that insects were evil, born from mud in a process called spontaneous generation. Maria Merian was only a child, but she disagreed. She watched carefully as caterpillars spun themselves cocoons, which opened to reveal summer birds, or butterflies and moths. Maria studied the whole life cycle of the summer birds, and documented what she learned in vibrant paintings. This is the story of one young girl who took the time to observe and learn, and in so doing disproved a theory that went all the way back to ancient Greece.

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"Top-notch writing and absolutely stunning illustrations tell [Merian's] inspirational story. A historical note at the end adds detail about Maria's life. Just right for budding scientists. Grade: A" Read more...

 
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This Book Is Beautifully Illustrated!

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As a child Maria Merian began exploring, documenting and sketching the natural world. Through her careful, exacting observations, Maria learned that butterflies, moths and frogs underwent metamorphosis. In the 1650's, people believed that beetles, worms, larvae, caterpillars and frogs were "beasts...
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