Gregor Mendel

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Gregor Mendel

The Friar Who Grew Peas

By Cheryl Bardoe; Jos A. Smith (Illustrator)

Abrams Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780810954755, 40pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2006

Regarded as the world's first geneticist, Mendel overcame poverty and obscurity to discover that animals, plants, and people all inherit and pass down traits through the same process. Children will be inspired by Gregor's never-ending search for knowledge, and his famous experiments are easy to understand.