“The story of Maria Sibylla Merian’s (1647-1717) life blew me away the first time I stumbled upon it. When she was just 13, Merian began her study of butterfly metamorphosis – years before any other scientist had published a description of the process! This is just the beginning of a story that travels from the Netherlands to the wilds of the South American rainforests. It’s a story that will appeal to budding scientists as well as artists. This biography is one to treasure and a book that does justice to a remarkable woman.” Read more...
The Best Children’s Nonfiction of 2018