Summer Birds: The Butterflies of Maria Merian

Summer Birds: The Butterflies of Maria Merian

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Overview

Summer Birds: The Butterflies of Maria Merian by Margarita Engle, Julie Paschkis

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780805089370
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Publication date: 04/27/2010
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 347,017
Product dimensions: 8.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About the Author

Margarita Engle is a Cuban American poet, novelist, and journalist whose work has been published in many countries. She is the author of young adult nonfiction books and novels in verse including The Surrender Tree, a Newbery Honor Book, The Poet Slave of Cuba, Hurricane Dancers, The Firefly Letters, and Tropical Secrets. She lives in northern California.

Julie Paschkis has illustrated many books for young readers. She lives in Seattle, Washington.

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