February 12, 2013
For this year’s celebration of Charles Darwin’s birthday, check him out in a new graphic novel that’s as smart and entertaining as he was. Journalist Eugene Byrne and illustrator Simon Gurr teamed up on their third historical graphic novel to tell the naturalist’s tale of discovery and personal evolution (get it?). Beginning with the days when young Darwin was a curious boy whose failure to succeed in the medical field irked his father, the novel shows that it was the naturalist’s curiosity and persistence that allowed him to eventually flourish. A botany professor invited him to travel aboard the now-famous HMS Beagle.
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