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One Beetle Too Many: The Extraordinary Adventures of Charles Darwin

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She had visited the Falls as a child and could remember, clearly, the thundering waters and crowds of people drawn to them. She could remember standing in a park near the Falls, hypnotized by the sight and sound, and holding her fathers hand as they took a walk that would lead them closer. Thats what everyone wonders when they see Niagara…How close will their courage let them get to it? Well, sir, you cant get any closer than I got.      At the turn of the nineteenth century, Annie Edson Taylor decided to do something no one in the world had ever done before: she would go over Niagara Falls in a barrel. The sixty-two year old woman would perform one of the greatest feats in American history and this is precisely why they called her the Queen of the Falls.      Mrs. Taylor, a short, plump, and fussy sixty-two year old widow, finds herself in Bay City, Michigan after her travels around America as a charm schoolteacher, teaching at her very own charm school, right by Niagara Falls.      But when her charm school starts to fail, Annie needs a plan to keep from becoming penniless; a way to strike it rich and put her money worries behind her for good. After reading about Niagara Falls in a newspaper, she had an epiphany: shed find fame and fortune in being the first person to ever to go over the thundering waters of Niagara Falls.

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With lively text and captivating images, this title tells the story of Charles Darwin as a boy, and is an ideal resource for celebrating the 200th anniversary of his birth on February 12. Full color.

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She could remember standing in a park near the falls, hypnotized by the sight and sound, and holding her fatherand#8217;s hand as they took a walk that would lead them closer.

Thatand#8217;s what everyone wonders when they see Niagara . . . How close will their courage let them get to it?

At the turn of the nineteenth century, a retired sixty-two-year-old charm school instructor named Annie Edson Taylor, seeking fame and fortune, decided to do something that no one in the world had ever done beforeand#8212;she would go over Niagara Falls in a wooden barrel.

Come meet the Queen of the Falls and witness with your own eyes her daring ride!

About the Author

Kathryn Lasky is the award-winning author of more than ninety books for children, including JOHN MUIR: AMERICA'S FIRST ENVIRONMENTALIST; A VOICE OF HER OWN: THE STORY OF PHILLIS WHEATLEY, SLAVE POET; VISION OF BEAUTY: THE STORY OF SARAH BREEDLOVE WALKER; and INTERRUPTED JOURNEY: SAVING ENDANGERED SEA TURTLES. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Matthew Trueman spent his childhood in Italy but returned to the United States to attend art school. He is the illustrator of A PICTURE FOR MARC and NOAH'S MITTENS. He lives in Phillipsburg, New Jersey.

Of ONE BEETLE TOO MANY, he says: "The illustrations in this book started out as drawings created with acrylic inks, watercolor, and graphite pencil. I moved up the food chain to add gouache and colored pencil. After sealing the pictures with acrylic medium, I did my thicker acrylic painting, then fooled around a little more with graphite and colored pencil. Finally, I added the collage elements, including paper, string, and weeds and wildflowers from my yard and nearby ditches and fields."

Product Details

ISBN:
9780763614362
Author:
Lasky, Kathryn
Publisher:
Candlewick Press (MA)
Illustrator:
Trueman, Matthew
Author:
Allsburg, Chris Van
Author:
Trueman, Matthew
Author:
Van Allsburg, Chris
Location:
Cambridge, MA
Subject:
Naturalists
Subject:
Juvenile
Subject:
England
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : General
Subject:
Darwin, Charles
Subject:
Naturalists - England
Subject:
General
Subject:
Adventure & Adventurers
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Subject:
biography;charles darwin;evolution;darwin;picture book;science
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Picture book
Series Volume:
2001s-62
Publication Date:
20090131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 1 up to 4
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4-COLOR
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
11.5 x 8 in 1 lb
Age Level:
07-12

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Product details 40 pages Candlewick Press (MA) - English 9780763614362 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , With lively text and captivating images, this title tells the story of Charles Darwin as a boy, and is an ideal resource for celebrating the 200th anniversary of his birth on February 12. Full color.
"Synopsis" by , CN
"Synopsis" by , She could remember standing in a park near the falls, hypnotized by the sight and sound, and holding her fatherand#8217;s hand as they took a walk that would lead them closer.

Thatand#8217;s what everyone wonders when they see Niagara . . . How close will their courage let them get to it?

At the turn of the nineteenth century, a retired sixty-two-year-old charm school instructor named Annie Edson Taylor, seeking fame and fortune, decided to do something that no one in the world had ever done beforeand#8212;she would go over Niagara Falls in a wooden barrel.

Come meet the Queen of the Falls and witness with your own eyes her daring ride!

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