The Girl Who Drew Butterflies: How Maria Merian’s Art Changed Science

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The Girl Who Drew Butterflies is about Maria Merian’s life and how her studies contributed to science. Her life was filled with both ups and downs. Before all her hard work, people assumed that all insects came from dew, dung, dead animals, or mud. But Maria wanted to figure out the real answer–and the world benefited from her work.

The book is very informative, and the flow was perfect for a biographical book. The illustrations were beautiful, filled with joy and life. There were so many delightful, interesting, and scientific facts in the book. Here are some: “They used to grind the lapis lazuli and mix it with sap and make blue paint,” “The transformation of a caterpillar to butterfly is called metamorphism,” and “Sometimes wasps can insert eggs into a cocoon, and the babies eat the moth or butterfly in it. This called false change.” I think people who like nature and are interested in biology should read this book. It is suitable for any kids 10 years old or above. So be ready to enter a world of nature and joy when you read this book.

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Author Joyce Sidman
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 160 pages
Publisher HMH Books for Young Readers
Publish Date 2018-Feb-20
ISBN 9780544717138
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Issue April 2018
Category Tweens


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