“An illuminating, humanizing portrait of a famous scientist.” —Booklist, starred review
All his life, Charles Darwin hated controversy. Yet he takes his place among the Giants of Science for what remains an immensely controversial subject: the theory of evolution. Darwin began piecing together his explanation for how all living things change or adapt during his five-year voyage on HMS Beagle. But it took him twenty years to go public, for fear of the backlash his theory would cause. Once again, Kathleen Krull delivers a witty and astute picture of one of history's greatest scientists.
Penguin Young Readers Group; October 2010
- ISBN: 9781101444320
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- Title: Charles Darwin
Series: Giants of Science
- Author: Kathleen Krull; Boris Kulikov (ill.)
Imprint: Viking Books for Young Readers
In The Press
An excellent resource for contemporary classroom discussions.” —Booklist, starred review
“Krull does a fabulous job of making Darwin real, from boyhood to adulthood. The information is obviously well researched and it is presented in a reader-friendly manner…This is a fine addition to the series.” —School Library Journal
"Krull's lively writing fleshes out [his life and accomplishments]...Kulikov's occasional art brings humor and drama to this brisk account." —Horn Book
About The Author
Kathleen Krull, the noted social historian, lives in San Diego, California.
Boris Kulikov, the illustrator of this series, lives in New York City.