The Insect Man: A Tale of How the Yew Tree Children Went to France to Hear the Story of Jean Henri Fabre

By: Doorly, Eleanor

Price: $66.24

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Book Condition: Very Good


With illustrations by Robert Gibbings. Nice Firm Clean copy ! Light general wear. Jacket has edge wear, short tears, missing chips. Has bookplate. Slight browning on endpaper. 170 pages. Here is a book about a man who spent his whole life with insects, watching them, discovering their most carefully kept secrets, making them answer his puzzled questions. His children joined with delight in his hunts, and all outdoor children since had only to come across one of his fascinating insect tales to want to hear more. Biology and biography for children are both becoming popular, and 'The Insect Man' is a good introduction to both. The book is illustrated by a number of really charming wood engravings by Robert Gibbings, of insects, birds and the places where Fabre lived; and has a welcome, in the form of an introduction, from Walter de la Mare.

Title: The Insect Man: A Tale of How the Yew Tree Children Went to France to Hear the Story of Jean Henri Fabre

Author Name: Doorly, Eleanor

Categories: Biography, Science/Nature, Insects,

Edition: First Edition. 1st Printing.

Publisher: Cambridge, UK, D.W. Heffer: 1936

ISBN Number: B000860696

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Good+

Size: 7.72 x 5.51 x .87

lbs: 1.00 lbs

Seller ID: 119384

Keywords: Science/Nature::Insects