Monday, February 09, 2009

Pg. 99: Carolyn Meyer's "The True Adventures of Charley Darwin"

The current feature at the Page 99 Test: The True Adventures of Charley Darwin by Carolyn Meyer.

About the book, from the publisher:
The fascinating journey of a famous naturalist

Young Charley Darwin hated school—he 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.
Learn more about the book and author at Carolyn Meyer's website.

Carolyn Meyer is the award-winning author of more than forty books for young people.

The Page 99 Test: The True Adventures of Charley Darwin.

--Marshal Zeringue