|Charles Darwin was a very curious boy who loved to wander in nature observing and collecting specimens. Beetles were a favorite. As he grew, his father sent him off to boarding school but Charles was not much of a student. His great opportunity arose when a friend invited him on the journey/exploration of a lifetime. He set out and from his observations, formed his theory on the Origin of the Species or evolution. This is a rich, humorous account of his adventures from start to finish. His life seems well described by this quote, "I am a complete milionaire in odd and curious facts."
How wonderful that this young man turned away from a path to the clergy and risked being true to his own nature. The combination of humor and adventure along with the information and ideas will satisfy reluctant readers who demand intensity.
978-0763668433 Ages 7-10 48 pages
Recommended by: Barb Langridge, abookandahug.com
One Beetle Too Many: the Extraordinary Adventures of Charles Darwin