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Out of School and Into Nature

The Anna Comstock Story

Winner of the 2018 Green Earth Book Award.

This picture book biography examines the life and career of naturalist and artist Anna Comstock (1854-1930), who defied social conventions and pursued the study of science. From the time she was a young girl, Anna Comstock was fascinated by the natural world. She loved exploring outdoors, examining wildlife and learning nature's secrets. From watching the teamwork of marching ants to following the constellations in the sky, Anna observed it all. And her interest only increased as she grew older and went to college at Cornell University. There she continued her studies, pushing back against those social conventions that implied science was a man's pursuit. Eventually Anna became known as a nature expert, pioneering a movement to encourage schools to conduct science and nature classes for children outdoors, thereby increasing students' interest in nature. In following her passion, this remarkable woman blazed a trail for female scientists today.

Interest Level Grade 1 - Grade 4
Reading Level Grade 4
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions 10 x 10


Available Formats Hardcover (9781585369867), PDF (9781634723992), Hosted ebook (9781634724296)
Publication Date 03/15/2017
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Language English
Copyright 2017
Dewey 508.092
Lexile 670L