Hardcover(First Edition)


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ISBN-13: 9780618995318
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 04/06/2009
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 7.70(w) x 11.10(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile: 1060L (what's this?)
Age Range: 6 - 9 Years

About the Author

Caldecott Medalist Mary Azarian is a consummate gardener and a skilled and original woodblock artist. Many of her prints are heavily influenced by her love of gardening, and her turn-of-the-century farmhouse is surrounded by gardens that reveal an artist's vision. Mary Azarian received the 1999 Caldecott Medal for SNOWFLAKE BENTLEY, written by Jacqueline Briggs Martin. She lives, skis, and gardens in Vermont.

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Darwin 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
sdl149 on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Darwin by Alice McGinty is an autobiography of Charles Darwin. It gives details of his life and several of the life changing experiences that he went through. It starts in his early life telling about how his mother died when he was young and that he was then sent to boarding schools. He was sent to several schools including medical school and seminary. He graduated from seminary and was recommended to travel around the world to learn more. It talks about his struggles in going public with his findings because of his faith.Darwin would be a good book to use in an elementary school science class. This could be useful is giving some back ground material about the subject matter and could also be used when trying to get children interested in science. It could also be used in regular biology as a very short introductory text to help students that may be struggling with this material.I liked this book overall. It was very short and left out a great many details, but it interested me enough to want to go search out another book about Charles Darwin and to read more about his philosophies and theories that were not taught thoroughly in school. I liked that it had parts of actual letters that he wrote and how he questioned the information that he gathered when he visited the other continents and countries. I enjoyed learning about his childhood and how he was ¿asked to leave¿ several boarding schools before staying in the seminary.
lekenned on LibraryThing 5 months ago
This is a biography about the life of the famous scientist.This would be a great way to incorporate liturature into science and to use when teaching students about famous people in history.
debnance on LibraryThing 5 months ago
The third Cybils nominee that takes on Darwin. Like the other two, this one tells of Darwin¿s life. This book includes excerpts from Darwin¿s journal and letters. A bit:¿In 1831, Charles Darwin set sail on the HMS Beagle, beginning what would become a five-year trip around the world. Seasick, he got off at every stop. He explored islands and coasts. He followed rivers. He climbed mountains and hiked through tropical rainforests. What Charles saw filled him with awe and left him believing firmly in a God who had created these wonders.¿Children¿s reactions:I showed a group of eight first graders all three Darwin books. This was the least favorite, though they found the text in this book easy to understand. They liked the pictures better in the other two books.
abbylibrarian on LibraryThing 5 months ago
This picture book biography of Charles Darwin is a great introduction to the man for grade-schoolers. It gives an overview of his life and studies and includes quotes from some of his letters and notebooks. Woodcut illustrations are painted with watercolors.
derbygirl on LibraryThing 5 months ago
(Picture biography, young reader, non fiction) This biography focuses on Darwin's life as a young boy, a student, and then finally a naturalist. Darwin as a naturalist kept a journal with all his observations that finally led him to the question, " Can species evolve?". In true Darwin fashion, he sets about to find the answer to the question admist criticism from the religious sector and colleagues. His studies led to the theory of natural selection that we still abide by today. The biography is presented in a visually palatable manner with colorful illustrations, easy to read text and more challenging text in the journal inserts presented in vintage calligraphy. A good activity would be to challenge students to keep their own naturalist journal for a prescribed amount of time and then present findings to the rest of the class.
rigeaj01 on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Charles Darwin is a very important person to the contribution of science. At such a young age, eight years old, his mother passed away which left him to fend for himself. This is just when Darwin decided he would rather explore than to do anything else. He helped his oldest brother out and enjoyed watching his brother do chemistry homework. At school, Darwin has always been found doing experiments. Darwin thought many classes and many majors sounded boring to him at the time. In 1831, Darwin set sail on the HMS Beagle. He would tour around the world for five years. Everywhere Darwin went, he collected fossils and other odds and ends. He was also very interested in discovering with his hands. Geology was a big role played by Darwin when he was on his journey. He would journal all of his findings. In 1859, Darwin published The Origin of Species. This is just an overview as to why Darwin is known for the theory evolution and natural selection. This is a very good children¿s book to understand evolution and natural selection. This book lets us know who had those two ideas. Darwin with Glimpses into his Private Journal & letters is a very accurate book. He was a well known man and this book tells his life story on how he became who he was. In this book, it also contained some journal entries. I would recommend this book for a fourth or fifth grade classroom. This book was a bit extensive and long for grades below fourth or fifth. This book could be used in a science lesson when evolution is talked about. The children should be able to understand by who and why the idea of evolution came about. This book goes into great detail.