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The Bluest of Blues

Written & illustrated by Fiona Robinson
Published by Abrams
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Feb 12, 2019
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A gorgeous picture book biography of botanist and photographer Anna Atkins–the first person to ever publish a book of photography After losing her mother very early in life, Anna Atkins (1799-1871) was raised by her loving father. He gave her a scientific education, which was highly unusual for women and girls in the early 19th century. Fascinated with the plant life around her, Anna became a botanist. She recorded all her findings in detailed illustrations and engravings, until the invention of cyanotype photography in 1842. Anna used this new technology in order to catalogue plant specimens–a true marriage of science and art. In 1843, Anna published the book Photographs of British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions with handwritten text and cyanotype photographs. It is considered the first book of photographs ever published. Weaving together histories of women, science, and art, The Bluest of Blues will inspire young readers to embark on their own journeys of discovery and creativity.

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Fiona Robinson

<b>Fiona Robinson</b> is the author/illustrator of <i>Whale Shines</i> and <i>What Animals Really Like</i>, among other picture books. <i>What Animals Really Like</i> received the 2012 Irma Black Award, and Bank Street named it one of the 2012 Best Children’s Books. Her work has been honored by the Royal Academy of Arts.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9781419725517
Publication Date:
February 12, 2019
Library of Congress Number (LCCN):
2017038091
ASIN/ISBN 10:
1419725513
Lexile® Level:
800L
ATOS® Book Level:
5.2
Accelerated Reader® Points:
0.5
Accelerated Reader Quiz:
198098
Accelerated Reader Interest Level:
LG

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