One Beetle Too Many

The Extraordinary Adventures of Charles Darwin

Illustrator: Matthew Trueman

Binding: Paperback

Imprint: Candlewick Press

Candlewick Biographies Series

Age 8+

People & Places

"Lasky’s text balances the exuberant artwork with well-organized information, gracefully sprinkling in quotes from Darwin." — School Library Journal (starred review)

In a clear, engaging narrative, Kathryn Lasky takes readers along on Darwin’s journey, from his beetle-collecting childhood to his observations of variations in plants and animals, suggesting that all living things are evolving over time. Matthew Trueman’s striking mixed-media illustrations include actual objects found in nature, enhancing this compelling look at the man behind the bold theory that would change the way we think about the world—and ourselves.
Back matter includes a bibliography.


Kathryn Lasky is the author of many acclaimed books of fiction and nonfiction, including One Beetle Too Many: The Extraordinary Adventures of Charles Darwin and Sugaring Time, a Newbery Honor book. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Matthew Trueman is the illustrator of Noah s Mittens, When Chickens Went on Strike, and A Picture for Marc. He lives in New Jersey.


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