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Life Story - Virginia Lee Burton
Life Story
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5.00 20
Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780395520178 (0395520177)
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 80
Edition language: English
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ereksonj rated it
This book blew me away when I first read it. It's approach to natural history and evolution is unapologetic and embraces the beauty of natural history. It does so through a kind of anthropomorphism or anthropocentrism (in the device of a theater) that is easy to criticize, but which in this case see...
makinghismark rated it
Originally released in 1962, the Life Story of our earth is laid out by Burton (Mike Mulligan & His Steam Shovel) as a play in five acts. I had never seen this book until recently, but it’s a gem. This beautifully illustrated book has been updated to reflect the latest in scientific research.
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5.0 Life Story
I think this is THE best book about evolution and time for little kids. If only I could read it without crying- as Burton brings the focus in and moves inexorably nearer in time to the reader, the intensity ramps up to a point where the brevity and beauty of life is so apparent that it's painful. An...
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