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Strange Nature

The Insect Portraits of Levon Biss

Levon Biss (Illustrator), Gregory Mone


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A highly original collection of photographs that unlocks the hidden beauty of the insect world—now adapted for young readers!
Adapted from the adult title Microsculpture, this book for young readers is a unique photographic study of insects in mind-blowing magnification that celebrates the wonders of nature and science. Levon Biss’s photographs capture in breathtaking detail the beauty of the insect world and are printed in large-scale formats to provide an unforgettable viewing experience. The book also features an all-new, kid-friendly text from acclaimed science writer Gregory Mone, who brings the insects to life for young readers with plenty of humor and fascinating facts.

Praise For Strange Nature: The Insect Portraits of Levon Biss

"When it comes to bugs, this book has it all: astonishing color photos of insects; amazing, accessible insect facts; and gross-out humor that’s actually funny. Report writers and browsers will gravitate toward this wonderful, visually thrilling find."
— Booklist

"This fascinating title should not be missed. Readers who love insects, those who are fascinated with new forms of photography and its connections to the study of science, and teachers looking for new ways to interest students in science will love reading and using this book." 
— School Library Journal

"Art meets biology, with weird and beautiful results."
— Kirkus Reviews

Abrams Books for Young Readers, 9781419731662, 40pp.

Publication Date: March 23, 2021

About the Author

Levon Biss is an award-winning British photographer. His work has been exhibited in numerous galleries and museums all over the world. Biss lives in London.

Gregory Mone is a New York Times–bestselling author and science journalist who has written several books for children, including the Jack and the Geniuses series, coauthored with Bill Nye. He lives in Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts.