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Fearless World Traveler: Adventures of Marianne North, Botanical Artist

Laurie Lawlor

Illustrator: Becca Stadtlander

Ages: 6+

Published: 2021

Publisher: Holiday House

ISBN: 978-0-8234-3959-1

Keywords: botany, women artists, world travel, women's history

North's 19th century English family tried to keep her from studying art, but she developed into a wonderful botanical painter. Lush illustrations resemble the artist's paintings. Excellent back matter.