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Budding botanists, growing geologists, and early explorers will dive into this picture book biography about the father of ecology, Alexander von Humboldt. The captivating prose and art from a New York Times bestselling illustrator will spark a passion for discovery and conservation in the youngest readers.
Whether sailing across the ocean, hiking through the jungle, or climbing the highest volcanic peaks, everywhere Alexander went, he observed the land, animals, and culture. And where others saw differences, Alexander spotted connections.
Discover the incredible life of naturalist Alexander von Humboldt, whose explorations created the basis for modern ecology, whose travels made him one of the most famous scientists of his day, and whose curiosities have inspired generations of creative thinkers.
About the Author
Danica Novgorodoff makes art and writes stories. Her graphic novels include Slow Storm, The Undertaking of Lily Chen, Refresh Refresh, and Long Way Down written by Jason Reynolds. Danica loves learning the names of plants, climbing mountains, and drawing animals. She first became interested in Alexander von Humboldt while living in Ecuador near the Cotopaxi volcano. She found herself falling in love with the same landscapes that Alexander had explored so many years before. Danica lives in Louisville, Kentucky, with her family. You can find her online at danicanovgorodoff.com.
★ "An engaging text, illustrated with pleasing pencil drawings and vivid watercolor washes. A memorable introduction to Humboldt." —Booklist, starred review
"Science and nature fans alike will dig into this biography with wonder and awe as they learn about a real-life naturalist." —School Library Journal