ONLINE: Bedtime Story with the Author: Laurie Lawlor "Fearless World Traveler: Adventures of Marianne North"

Event date: 
05/14/2021 - 7:00pm

Kids, don your jammies and join us for a Bedtime Story with the author herself! Laurie Lawlor reads Fearless World Traveler, her picture book about the vibrant and daring life of Victorian artist and scientist Marianne North. 



Scientist. Artist. Rule-breaker. The vibrant and daring life of Marianne North by the award-winning author of Super Women and Rachel Carson and Her Book That Changed the World.

In 1882, Marianne North showed the gray city of London paintings of jaw-dropping greenery like they’d never seen before.

As a self-taught artist and scientist, Marianne North subverted Victorian gender roles and advanced the field of botanical illustration. Her technique of painting specimens in their natural environment was groundbreaking. The legendary Charles Darwin was among her many supporters.

Laurie Lawlor deftly chronicles North’s life, from her restrictive childhood to her wild world travels to the opening of the Marianne North Gallery at Kew Gardens to her death in 1890. The North gallery at Kew Gardens remains open to the public today.

Becca Stadtlander’s award-winning lush, verdant artwork pairs wonderfully with the natural themes.



Laurie Lawlor is a prolific and celebrated author of children’s books. Her picture book biography Rachel Carson and her Book That Changed the World was named a Bank Street Best Children’s Book of the Year and a National Science Teachers Association Outstanding Science Trade Book and received the John Burroughs Riverby Award. Her Super Women: Six Scientists Who Changed the World was named a NSTA-CBC Outstanding Science Trade Book. She lives and teaches in the Chicago metropolitan area.


Fearless World Traveler: Adventures of Marianne North, Botanical Artist Cover Image
By Laurie Lawlor, Becca Stadtlander (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780823439591
Availability: On our shelves now
Published: Holiday House - May 11th, 2021

Event address: 
Online through Zoom