The True Adventures of Charley Darwin by Carolyn Meyer

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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.

About Carolyn Meyer

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CAROLYN MEYER is the author of more than fifty young adult books. Her many award-winning novels include Mary, Bloody Mary, an ABA’s Pick of the Lists and an ALA Best Book for Young Adults; and Anastasia: The Last Grand Duchess: Russia, 1914, a New York Times bestseller. She lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Published February 22, 2011 by Graphia. 336 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Biographies & Memoirs, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Travel. Fiction

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Lacking scientific details which could interest budding naturalists, character development as spice for those interested in Darwin’s romances or scientific epiphanies for young historians, Charley’s “memoir” will please few.

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When their mother died, the sisters took over the job of “mothering” eight-year-old Charley --- especially the oldest, Caroline.

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