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.




About the Author
Carolyn Meyer is the acclaimed author of more than fifty books for young people. Her many award-winning novels include "Mary, Bloody Mary, " an ABA Pick of the Lists, an NCSS-CBC Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies, and an ALA Best Book for Young Adults; "Anastasia: The Last Grand Duchess", a New York Times bestseller; "White Lilacs", an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, an NYPL Best Book for the Teen Age, and an IRA Young Adults' Choice; and "Marie, Dancing, "a BookSense Pick"." Ms. Meyer lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Visit her website at www.readcarolyn.com.
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