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, includingApples 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 Peaand Little Hootby Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Hansel and Gretelby Cynthia Rylant. She lives in Providence, Rhode Island.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I am so glad I stumbled upon this book! It is a very unique children's book depicting the life of Darwin and his children while they observe "humblebees." I can see this book inspiring children to explore nature. It is beautifully illustrated by Jen Corace which makes the story that much better!