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Young Charles Darwin and the Voyage of the Beagle

by Ruth Ashby

In 1831, young adventurer and nature enthusiast Charles Darwin set sail on a remarkable five-year voyage that changed the study of biology forever.

In this fascinating new book, award-winning author Ruth Ashby shares the story of Darwin’s famous journey aboard the British navy ship, the Beagle, which led to the development of his theories of evolution and natural selection.

Ashby’s lively account follows the naturalist’s exciting trip around the world—through seasickness, a life-threatening illness, and even an earthquake—as he explores South America, the Cape Verde Islands, Tahiti, and the Galapagos Islands. During his travels, Darwin meets indigenous peoples and carefully collects and catalogs plants, fossils, birds, mammals, and insects. Darwin’s observations of the distribution and diversity of plant and animal life ultimately leads to the development of his theories on evolution and the publication of On the Origin of Speciesin 1859.

Readers will be inspired by Darwin’s transformation from talented but mediocre schoolboy into a remarkable scientist as they read about the revolutionary voyage that forever changed the world of biology.

Hardcover: $12.95
ISBN: 978-1-56145-478-5
Total Pages: 128
Size: 5 1/2 x 7 1/2
Language: English
Format: E-book
ISBN: 978-1-56145-746-5
Age Range: 7 – 10
Language: English

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Accelerated Reader
AR Quiz#: 130427
AR Reading Level: 7.5
AR Points: 4

F&P (Fountas & Pinnell)
F&P Level: W
F&P Grade: 6

Reading Counts
Reading Counts Level: 8.6
Reading Counts Points: 6
Reading Counts Interest Level: 3-5

Reviews

“…what an adventure it is…” ―Kirkus

“…exciting questions are raised…” ―Booklist

“…this biography will work well for book reports…” ―School Library Journal

“…worthy biography…” ―The Carroll News

Awards

Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12 ―NSTA/CBC 2010

Best Children’s Books of the Year ―Bank Street College of Education 2010

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Meet the Author

Ruth Ashby is the award-winning author of dozens of nonfiction and fiction books for juvenile readers. She lives in New York.