The Girl Who Drew Butterflies: How Maria Merian's Art Changed Science by Sidman

The Girl Who Drew Butterflies: How Maria Merian's Art Changed Science by Sidman

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Newbery-Honor winning author Joyce Sidman explores the extraordinary life and scientific discoveries of Maria Merian, who helped pioneer the truth about metamorphosis and documented the science behind the mystery in this "exceptionally crafted visual biography" (starred review, Kirkus) that features many original paintings by Maria herself.
 


* “A vibrant, wonderfully rounded biography on a pioneering and prodigiously talented woman.” Booklist, starred review
17th century trailblazer Maria Sibylla Merian was fascinated by the mysterious life cycles of insects. Born at a time when scientific discoveries weren't made by women, she flouted convention to pursue her passions.
This exceptionally crafted biography contains informative captions, archival images, and excerpts from Maria's own journal that bring her inquisitive and courageous voice to life. A beautifully designed and expansive portrait of a gifted boundary breaker, by award winning author Joyce Sidman.