What Mr Darwin Saw
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|Format:||Paperback, 48 pages|
|Other Information: ||col. Illustrations|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 01 April 2010|
In 1831, at only 22 years old, Darwin was offered the position of Naturalist on HMS Beagle's world voyage. He was set to become a clergyman but returns after five years at sea an inspired genius. This book follows the journey of HMS Beagle, showing life on-board the ship for Darwin, the captain, crew and the expedition's artist. The reader sees Darwin discovering and observing insect life in Brazil, fossils in Argentina , earthquakes in Chile and turtles in the Galapagos Islands. The reader is therefore able to follow the steps which led to Darwin's inspired theory of evolution, while also showing the adventures and escapades he had during the voyage. A fascinating and colourful story of Darwin's life, this book also introduces young readers to one of the world's most important scientists and his discoveries. It concludes with a simple explanation of the theory of evolution. Written by an outstanding team in the field of children's non-fiction, this is a book to enlighten and inspire young readers. To watch a video describing Darwin's theory of evolution click here
About the Author
Mick Manning grew up in Haworth, West Yorkshire and studied Illustration at the Royal College of Art in London. He has written and illustrated over 60 books, mostly with his partner Brita Granstrom.Their distinctive books have won many awards. Their first book, The World is Full of Babies, won the Smarties Silver Prize in 1996. Mick and Brita live in the Scottish Borders and have 4 sons. Their other books with Frances Lincoln include the critically acclaimed Fly on the Wall series: Roman Fort, Pharaoh's Egypt, Viking Longship, Greek Hero, Tail-End Charlie and What Mr Darwin Saw. Both Roman Fort and Viking Longship were shortlisted for the English Association 4-11 Awards and Greek Hero won in 2008. Snap! is the follow-up to Yuck! which was a regional winner of the Highland Book Awards 2006. Recently Mick and Brita donated the entire body of work created for their book Fly on the Wall: Greek Heroto Seven Stories, the centre for children's books To visit the website of Mick Manning and Brita Granstrom click here To read an interview with Mick Manning and Brita Granstrom click here Brita Granstrom grew up on a Swedish farm and has an MFA in Fine Art from Konstfack, Stockholm. She and Mick Manning live in the Scottish Borders have four sons. Their first book together, The World is Full of Babies won the Smarties Silver Award in 1996 and their second book, What's Under the Bed? took the TES Junior Information Book Award in 1997. Yum Yum and How Did I Begin? were 2 of the 6 children's books shortlisted for the Rhone Poulene Prize in 1998. Science School made the shortlist in the following year. In 2000, Wash, Scrub, Brush! won the English Association's non-fiction award for the best picture book, with Let's Party making the shortlist in 2001. Brita won both Parenting Magazine's Book of the Year and the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award 2000 with her illustrations for Judy Hindley's Eyes, Nose, Fingers, Toes. To visit the website of Brita Granstrom and Mick Manning click here To read an interview with Mick Manning and Brita Granstrom click here<
Gr 3-6-A somewhat bug-eyed Darwin tells the story of his journey on the Beagle and the development of his theory of evolution. Journal entries make good use of quotations from his own writing, while captioned insets add information on the people, animals, places, and ideas he encountered on the historic trip. The authors make it clear that Darwin was aware of the controversial nature of his theory, quoting, "Publishing my theory felt like confessing a murder." Cartoon illustrations in pencil and watercolor aim for the gross and startling aspects of the adventure: blood spewing from a screaming man having his leg amputated without anesthetic, a seasick Darwin vomiting over the side of the Beagle, or spitting a beetle out of his mouth. In a crowded field of picture-book biographies, this title is not as strong as Kathryn Lasky's One Beetle Too Many (Candlewick), Rosalyn Schanzer's What Darwin Saw (National Geographic), or Alice B. McGinty's Darwin (Houghton, all 2009).-Ellen Heath, Easton Area Public Library, Easton, PA Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.
The inviting illustrations and manageable blocks of text will attract a wide range of readers. Carousel A beautiful gift for any KS2 child who is curious about natural history. Because of the careful balancing of differing points of view, the book could also be effectively used to introduce the work of Darwin to a KS2 class as part of a science curriculum. English 4-11 Book of the Month: Cleverly mixes cartoon style graphics with factual text. Green Parent Well-illustrated, a collection of scenes that you can imagine Darwin recalling in later life. In fact, you can almost see it as what the contents of Darwin's photoalbum would have been like had his life been recorded in photographs... This is a book that will work superbly well as a teaching aid. Popular Science Royal Society Young People's Book Prize: The story offers insight into his amazing understanding of evolution developed through a life in contact with nature - and in doing so leaves a feeling that we, too, might conceive of grand things someday. Science A clever book that captured my and the kids' imagination. Mich Manning and Brita Granstrom should be congratulated. Times
|Publisher: ||Frances Lincoln Childrens Books|
|Dimensions: ||23.0 x 27.0 centimeters (0.26 kg)|