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The Humblebee Hunter (Hardcover)

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By Deborah Hopkinson, Jen Corace (Illustrator)
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Charles Darwin's daughter, Etty, escapes the kitchen to help with her father's bumblebee experiment in the garden. An inspiring foray into science, family life, and girl power, with detailed illustrations by Jen Corace of Little Hoot.

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On a beautiful day, the last thing Etty wants to do is sit inside baking honey cake. Shed much rather be outside exploring with her father, Charles Darwin.

Many are familiar with Darwins theory of evolution, but few know Darwin the family man. In writing The Humblebee Hunter, Deborah Hopkinson relied on research to create a lyrical fictional account of Charles Darwin at home with his children, discovering the wonders of their own back yard. Told from the perspective of Darwin's daughter Etty, the story portrays a very human side of one of the most revered figures in the history of science.

About the Author

Deborah Hopkinson (www.deborahhopkinson.com) is the author of many acclaimed history-based books for children, including"Apples to Oregon," an ALA Notable Book, "Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt," winner of the IRA Award, and "Stagecoach Sal." She lives in Oregon.

Jen Corace (www.jencorace.com) has illustrated many picture books, including "Little Pea"and "Little Hoot"by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and "Hansel and Gretel"by Cynthia Rylant. She lives in Providence, Rhode Island.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781423113560
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Publication Date: February 1st, 2010
Pages: 32