Karl, Get Out of the Garden!

Karl, Get Out of the Garden!
Carolus Linnaeus and the Naming of Everything

  • 1799

Coming March 21, 2017. Pre-order now!

By: Anita Sanchez / Illustrated by: Catherine Stock

Do you know what a Solanum caule inermi herbaceo, foliis pinnatis incises, racemis simplicibus is?*

Carolus (Karl) Linnaeus was a curious child who loved exploring the garden. Despite his intelligence--and his mother's scoldings--he was a poor student, preferring to be outdoors with his beloved plants and bugs. As he grew up, Karl's love of nature led him to take on a seemingly impossible task: to give a scientific name to every living thing on earth. The result was the Linnaean system--the basis for the classification system used by biologists around the world today. Backyard sciences are brought to life in beautiful color.

Back matter includes more information and Linnaeus and scientific classification, a classification chart, a time line, source notes, resources for young readers, and a bibliography.

*It's a tomato.

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Author & Illustrator Bios:

Anita Sanchez, author

Anita Sanchez is the author of the picture book Leaflets Three, Let It Be!: The Story of Poison Ivy (Boyds Mill), as well as botany and history books for adults. She has taught classes and given workshops on nature and history at the American Museum of Natural History, Colonial Williamsburg, Harvard Natural History Museum, and the New York State Museum. She lives in Amsterdam, New York.

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Catherine Stock, illustrator

Catherine Stock is the illustrator of more than eighty children's books, including Emily and Carlo and Vinnie and Abraham. After traveling around the globe, she now divides her time between France and New York.

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ISBN: 978-1-58089-606-1

ISBN: 978-1-60734-832-0 EPUB
ISBN: 978-1-60734-833-7 PDF
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Ages: 7-10
Page count: 48
10 x 8

Correlated to Common Core State Standards:
English Language Arts-Literacy. Reading Informational. Grade 3. Standards 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10
English Language Arts-Literacy. Reading Informational. Grade 4. Standards 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10

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