Sara van Dyck


A former teacher, I enjoy finding ways to interest children in nature. At times I have cared for various mini-pets, including spiders, ants, black beetles, a katydid, and lots of worms. I am grateful that Edward O. Wilson has helped many appreciate the importance of what he calls the “little creatures that run the world.” My print publications include nature articles and children’s books on biological control, bees, and electric eels.

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The Boy Who Loved Ants: Edward O.Wilson
Price: $0.99 USD. (Free until Nov. 30, 2025!) Words: 2,580. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2011 . Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
As a boy, famed scientist Edward O. Wilson spent happy days outdoors, hunting for fish, snakes, and bugs. Drawing from Wilson’s autobiography Naturalist, author Sara van Dyck shows how the shy boy who loved ants became a world leader in nature conservation. Written for ages 7 and up, the book includes easy activities for children to explore life in their own backyard. Color photographs.

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ants    biodiversity    biology    conservation    eo wilson    nature    scientists   

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  • The Better Country on Jan. 06, 2012

    Johnson presents us with a very limited time frame and few but well-defined characters, both of which enhance our sense of intimacy with the scenes. The problems presented occurred in reality many times during our Civil War, and the resolution here feels satisfying.