The True Adventures of Charley Darwin
By Carolyn Meyer
(Harcourt Children's Books, Hardcover, 9780152061944, 321pp.)
Publication Date: January 2009
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The fascinating journey of a famous naturalist
Young Charley Darwin hated schoolhe much preferred to be outside studying birds’ eggs, feathers, and insects. And so, at the age of twenty-one, he boarded a ship called HMS Beagle and spent five thrilling but dangerous years sailing around the world, studying plant and animal life that was beyond anything he could have imagined.
Here, just in time for Darwin’s 200th birthday and the 150th anniversary of the publication of his groundbreaking On the Origin of Species, historical novelist Carolyn Meyer tells the story of his unconventional adventures. It’s the story of a restless childhood, unrequited teenage love, and a passion for studying nature that was so great, Darwin would sacrifice everything to pursue it.