Thermes, Jennifer Charles Darwin’s Around the World Adventure. PICTURE BOOK. Abrams, 2016. $19.
Charles Darwin when only 22 when he left his family home and traveled aboard The Beagle for a five year trip around South America and around the world and back to England again. Along the way he collected many species of animals and insects, wrote long letters to scientists back home, and formulated ideas about the interconnectivity of life.
The book is simple enough for an elementary school lesson – but not detailed enough to be a complete biography. It talks briefly about Darwin's ideas about evolution, but is really about his travels.
EL – ADVISABLE. Cindy, Library Teacher