This is a wonderful book for children who are interested in scientific discovery or for a child that you would like to interest in the natural world. It tells the story of Charles Darwin in a beautifully illustrated title that was written to coincide with the 200th anniversary of the voyage of the Beagle. Adults can learn quite a bit from spending time with this title as well. I know that I did.
Readers discover that Charles lost his mother when he was young, that he did not always like school and that he did not conform to his father’s expectation that he would follow as the third generation doctor in the family. Rather he became intrigued with the world of nature. This biography serves to humanize Darwin, a figure who is larger than life in the history of scientific discovery.
Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this title in exchange for an honest review.