A moth with a sixth sense. A wasp that hunts beetles nearly twice its size. The lives of fascinating creatures such as these were unknown until one man introduced them to the world.
Meet Jean-Henri Fabre, one of the most important naturalists of all time. As a boy in the French countryside, Henri spent hours watching insects. He dreamed of observing them in a new way: in their own habitats. What he discovered in pursuing that dream was shocking; these small, seemingly insignificant creatures led secret lives—lives of great drama!
With its lively, lyrical text and richly detailed illustrations, this intriguing picture-book biography introduces the man who would forever change the way we look at insects, bringing to life the fascinating world of dazzling beetles, ferocious wasps, and other amazing small wonders that exist all around us.
Matthew Clark Smith
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Excellent pictures on the same page as the text makes for a good e book. This was a good story too. A boy from France observing insects growing into an interesting man. My 6 year old son liked it and so did I.
It is rare we get a children's book that teaches kids about unknown scientist ( to us layman) in a playful and intelligent way!!
I enjoyed learning of how Jean-Henri Fabre studied insects in their livelihoods. I want to learn more of his works.
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