Maria Sibylla Merian was fascinated with insects. But when Maria was a girl in the mid-1600s, superstitions about bugs prevented most people from taking a close look. People thought bugs were evilâ€”and anyone interested in such creatures was surely evil too. That didnâ€™t stop Maria. Filled with curiosity, she began to study and paint them. She even witnessed silkworms form cocoons and transform into mothsâ€”discovering metamorphosis! Painting and drawing as she studied, Maria pushed the boundaries of what girls were expected to do, eventually gaining recognition as one of the first entomologists and scientific illustrators. This gorgeously illustrated biography celebrates a fascinating female pioneer who broke boundaries in both the arts and sciences.
The Bug Girl
AuthorMarsh, Sarah Glenn
Publication Date2019-02-01 00:00:00