Evelyn the Adventurous Entomologist - The True Story of a World-Traveling Bug Hunter

Author(s): Christine Evans; Yasmin Imamura (Illustrator)

Kids Non-fiction

Back in 1881, when Evelyn Cheesman was born, English girls were expected to be clean and dressed in frilly dresses. But Evelyn crawled in dirt and collected glow worms in jars. When girls grew up they were expected to marry and look after children. But Evelyn took charge of the London Zoo insect house, filling it with crawling and fluttering specimens and breathing life back into the dusty exhibits. In the early 1920s, women were expected to stay home, but Evelyn embarked on eight solo expeditions to distant islands. She collected over 70,000 insect specimens, discovered new species, had tangles with sticky spider webs, and tumbled from a cliff. Inspire children to believe in their dreams and blaze their own trail with the story of Evelyn's amazing life


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  • : 9781943147663
  • : Innovation Press, The
  • : Innovation Press, The
  • : September 2019
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  • : Christine Evans; Yasmin Imamura (Illustrator)
  • : Hardback
  • : 40