The Girl Who Drew Butterlies by Joyce Sidman
Do you have a little naturalist completely immersed in the world of bugs, butterflies and insects? Then this in depth recount of how Maria Merian’s Art Changed Science is a must.
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.
Age recommendation: 10+