The Bug Girl: Maria Merian's Scientific Vision

The Bug Girl: Maria Merian's Scientific Vision

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Overview

Maria Sibylla Merian was fascinated with insects. But when Maria was a girl in the mid-1600s, superstitions about bugs prevented most people from taking a close look. People thought bugs were evil—and anyone interested in such creatures was surely evil too. That didn’t stop Maria. Filled with curiosity, she began to study and paint them. She even witnessed silkworms form cocoons and transform into moths—discovering metamorphosis! Painting and drawing as she studied, Maria pushed the boundaries of what girls were expected to do, eventually gaining recognition as one of the first entomologists and scientific illustrators. This gorgeously illustrated biography celebrates a fascinating female pioneer who broke boundaries in both the arts and sciences.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780807592571
Publisher: Whitman, Albert & Company
Publication date: 02/01/2019
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 5 - 7 Years

About the Author

Sarah Glenn Marsh writes young adult novels and children's picture books. When she's not writing, Sarah enjoys watercolor painting, ghost hunting, and pursuits of the nerd variety. She lives in Virginia.

Filippo Vanzo is a Stockholm-based, Italian-born freelance illustrator and cartographer. He illustrates children’s books, covers, and maps. He also creates nature illustrations, concept art, and storyboards for the entertainment industry.

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