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Etta Darwin and the Four Pebble Problem

Written and illustrated by Lauren Soloy, this historical-fiction story is based Henrietta (Etty) Darwin and her famous father, Charles. Etty went on to become a valued and keen editor of Charles’s work and a thoughtful and intellectual being in her own right. This imagined conversation between Etty and Charles as they stroll around Charles's real-life “thinking track” explores their close relationship and shows that even science is nothing without an open mind and imagination.

Ideal for:
National STEAM Day November 8, International Day of the Girl December 17, International Day of Women and Girls in Science February 11, International Darwin Day February 12, Pi Day/International Day of Mathematics March 14.

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Etta Darwin and the Four Pebble Problem. Text © 2021 Lauren Soloy Illustrations © 2021 Lauren Soloy. Reproduced by permission of Tundra Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House Canada Young Readers, a Penguin Random House Company, Toronto.

An excellent introduction to the natural sciences, Darwin, fairies, and inquiry, sure to inspire and fascinate young readers and listeners.

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Book Creators

Lauren Soloy

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Lauren Soloy is the author and illustrator of When Emily was Small (Tundra Books, 2020) and Etty Darwin and the Four Pebble Problem (Tundra Books, 2021). She has lived on both coasts of Canada, always within reach of the sea.  She currently lives in a 140-year-old house in the wilds of Nova Scotia with her librarian husband, two curious children, an ever-expanding collection of books, two hives of bees, and one cat.  She has a Visual Arts BFA with Honours from the University of Victoria, and a certificate of Fine Furniture from Camosun College.