For Young Readers
Wonders: three girls who changed science
Simon & Schuster...
gorgeously written novel in verse about three girls in three different
time periods who grew up to become groundbreaking scientists.
Maria Merian was sure that caterpillars were not wicked things born from
mud, as most people of her time believed. Through careful observation she
discovered the truth about metamorphosis and documented her findings in
gorgeous paintings of the life cycles of insects.
More than a century later, Mary Anning helped her father collect stone sea
creatures from the cliffs in southwest England. To him they were merely a
source of income, but to Mary they held a stronger fascination. Intrepid
and patient, she eventually discovered fossils that would change
people’s vision of the past.
Across the ocean, Maria Mitchell helped her mapmaker father in the whaling
village of Nantucket. At night they explored the starry sky through his
telescope. Maria longed to discover a new comet—and after years of
studying the night sky, she finally did.
Told in vibrant, evocative poems, this stunning novel celebrates the joy
of discovery and finding wonder in the world around us.
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