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By: Matthew Clark Smith
Illustrated by: Guiliano Ferri
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Description: In spite of ridicule over his long life during the 1800’s, Jean-Henri Fabre persisted for decades carefully observing insects’ behavior in their habitats. As he neared his ninetieth year he was still working, and to the astonishment of villagers, was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature for his poetic writing about the lives of insects.
Topics: aging, creativity, history, late-life career, men, nature, perseverance, picture book bios, retirement, scientist, using life experiences, work