Meet & Greet: Loree Griffin Burns - "One Long Line"

Event date: 
05/17/2024 - 3:00pm

Horn Book Honoree Loree Griffin Burns joins us for a Meet & Greet in honor of her new book, One Long Line: Marching Caterpillars and the Scientists Who Followed Them. No need to RSVP, just come by anytime between 3:00–4:00pm to say hi!

 

ABOUT THE BOOK

The first title in a brand-new early chapter book series from Loree Griffin Burns, Jamie Green, and MITKids spotlights remarkable creatures, inquisitive people, and fascinating conversations. The creatures? Processionary caterpillars with mysterious group marching habits. The people? Jean Henri Fabre and, many years later, Terrence Fitzgerald—scientists who became intensely curious about the caterpillars and their marching. And the conversations? They span lifetimes, as one researcher continues a dialogue started by the other. In this playful, candid, and accessible book for young readers, Burns pulls readers straight into the “ask, test, repeat” nature of the scientific process, demonstrating how human curiosity creates one long line of learning.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Loree writes true stories for curious people of all ages and she believes deeply in the twin joys of following one’s passion and finding one’s voice. Her books for children have won many accolades, including American Library Association Notable designations, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book Award, an IRA Children’s Book Award, a Green Earth Book Award, and two Science Books & Films (SB&F) Prizes. Her essays for adults have been published in magazines like Yankee and honored in journals like Flyway.

Before any of these exciting things happened, however, she was into horses. Really into horses. Since she grew up in an apartment just outside of Boston, and since there was barely enough room there for her two hamsters (Laverne and Shirley) and two gerbils (Lenny and Squiggy), her horsey experiences were limited entirely to books like The Black Stallion and Misty of Chincoteague. What she learned in these books fueled her original career plans: to become either a jockey or a veterinarian. But then she took a mind-blowing biology class at Everett High School (thank you, Mr. Micarelli!) … and changed her plans completely.

Loree studied biology at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, biochemistry at the University of Massachusetts, and creative writing at Bay Path University. She lives and writes in the northeastern United States, where she moonlights regularly in elementary, middle/high school, undergraduate, and graduate level classrooms, sharing stores of science and the craft of writing.

 

One Long Line: Marching Caterpillars and the Scientists Who Followed Them (Discovery Chronicles) By Loree Burns, Jamie Green (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Loree Burns, Jamie Green (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781536228687
Availability: On our shelves now.
Published: MIT Kids Press - May 14th, 2024

Honeybee Rescue: A Backyard Drama By Loree Burns, Ellen Harasimowicz (Photographs by) Cover Image
By Loree Burns, Ellen Harasimowicz (Photographs by)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781623542399
Availability: On our shelves now.
Published: Charlesbridge - May 31st, 2022

You're Invited to a Moth Ball: A Nighttime Insect Celebration By Loree Burns, Ellen Harasimowicz (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Loree Burns, Ellen Harasimowicz (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781580896863
Availability: On our shelves now.
Published: Charlesbridge - April 7th, 2020

Tracking Trash: Flotsam, Jetsam, and the Science of Ocean Motion (Scientists in the Field) By Loree Griffin Burns Cover Image
$11.99
This title is currently unavailable to order. Please check back, as stock may become available in the future.
ISBN: 9780547328607
Published: Clarion Books - April 5th, 2010

Life on Surtsey: Iceland's Upstart Island (Scientists in the Field) By Loree Griffin Burns Cover Image
$10.99
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ISBN: 9780358348238
Published: Clarion Books - August 24th, 2021

Beetle Busters: A Rogue Insect and the People Who Track It (Scientists in the Field) By Loree Griffin Burns, Ellen Harasimowicz (Illustrator) Cover Image
$10.99
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ISBN: 9781328895721
Published: Clarion Books - July 24th, 2018

The Hive Detectives: Chronicle of a Honey Bee Catastrophe (Scientists in the Field) By Loree Griffin Burns, Ellen Harasimowicz (Illustrator) Cover Image
$11.99
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ISBN: 9780544003262
Published: Clarion Books - April 16th, 2013

Citizen Scientists: Be a Part of Scientific Discovery from Your Own Backyard By Loree Griffin Burns, Ellen Harasimowicz (Photographs by) Cover Image
$14.99
This title is currently unavailable to order. Please check back, as stock may become available in the future.
ISBN: 9780805095173
Published: Square Fish - February 14th, 2012

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