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5th - 7th

The Girl Who Drew Butterflies

Joyce Sidman

Categories: History , Insects , Lifecycles , Science , Washington County Library

Resource Description

One of the first naturalists to observe live insects directly, Maria Sibylla Merian was also one of the first to document the metamorphosis of the butterfly. In this visual nonfiction biography, richly illustrated throughout with full-color original paintings by Merian herself, the Newbery Honor–winning author Joyce Sidman paints her own picture of one of the first female entomologists and a woman who flouted convention in the pursuit of knowledge and her passion for insects.

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