The tale: a bold seafaring scientist and her daughter travel the high seas into uncharted waters and deep dark rainforests in search of elusive and never-before seen bugs. They return triumphant, with ink on their sunburnt noses, their pockets full of creepy crawlies, and bearing sheaves of drawings and diagrams that will change history. *SPOILER ALERT* IT'S A TRUE STORY! This exquisitely illustrated (by the subject!) biography of legendary artist-scientist Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717) will delight readers of all ages, especially those perhaps embarking on their own S.T.E.A.M.-powered explorations.
About the Foundry Family Children's Library: Curated by Heather, who came to our Foundry Family by way of iconic Minneapolis children's bookshop Wild Rumpus, the Foundry Family Children's Collection are the kinds of books that illuminate wonder, that tell deep human truths with gentle grace and good humor, and that move humans of all sizes with their simple, honest loveliness. We like to think of them as "new heirlooms", beautiful, timeless tales suitable for telling again and again (and again and again and again).