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Charles Darwin Discover the World of Darwin Through the Diary of a Ship's Boy

Written by Alan Gibbons

Illustrated by Leo Brown

Charles Darwin Discover the World of Darwin Through the Diary of a Ship's Boy Synopsis

This illustrated biography series combines non-fiction and fiction to introduce readers to famous historical characters. Each book begins with a diary, told from the point of view of a child who works for the famous person. At the end of each book there is an illustrated reference chapter.At ten years old, James becomes an assistant to Charles Darwin on the Beagle's second voyage, helping him collect and contain creatures that fly, scuttle, leap and hide from the naturalist. James' diary tells of an exciting moment in 19th-century history; it's a young boy's insight into the actions and thoughts of one of the world's most famous and controversial scientists.

Charles Darwin Discover the World of Darwin Through the Diary of a Ship's Boy Press Reviews

This book is a sumptuous triumph! The Guardian A lively approach to the story of Cleopatra The Sunday Times No child could fail to be enchanted by Adele Geras's Cleopatra, brought so vividly, yet accessibly, to life. The Sunday Telegraph

Book Information

ISBN: 9780753417294
Publication date: 6th October 2008
Author: Alan Gibbons
Illustrator: Leo Brown
Publisher: Kingfisher Books Ltd an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 64 pages

About Alan Gibbons

Alan Gibbons has twice been shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal and has won the Blue Peter Book Award in the 'Book I Couldn't Put Down' category. He is a full-time writer, and a visiting speaker, lecturer and a key contributor at the QCA/National Literary Strategy 'Writing Together' conferences. He lives in Liverpool with his wife and four children. Leo Brown is a painter, illustrator, author, art director, sculptor and animator. He created the feature animation Believe - The Quest for Innocence, and recently published the first in a series of children's illustrated novels, Stargazers - There is Always Someone ...

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