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Strange Nature The Insect Portraits of Levon Biss

Strange Nature

The Insect Portraits of Levon Biss

By Gregory Mone
Illustrator Levon Biss


Price: $18.99

  • Publication Date: March 23, 2021
  • Imprint: Abrams Books for Young Readers
  • Trim Size: 10 x 10
  • ISBN: 9781419731662
  • Page Count: 40
  • Illustrations: Full-color photography throughout
  • Rights: World/All

A highly original collection of photographs that unlocks the hidden beauty of the insect world—now adapted for young readers!

Adapted from the adult title Microsculpture, this book for young readers is a unique photographic study of insects in mind-blowing magnification that celebrates the wonders of nature and science. Levon Biss’s photographs capture in breathtaking detail the beauty of the insect world and are printed in large-scale formats to provide an unforgettable viewing experience. The book also features an all-new, kid-friendly text from acclaimed science writer Gregory Mone, who brings the insects to life for young readers with plenty of humor and fascinating facts.


"When it comes to bugs, this book has it all: astonishing color photos of insects; amazing, accessible insect facts; and gross-out humor that’s actually funny. Report writers and browsers will gravitate toward this wonderful, visually thrilling find."
"This fascinating title should not be missed. Readers who love insects, those who are fascinated with new forms of photography and its connections to the study of science, and teachers looking for new ways to interest students in science will love reading and using this book." 
School Library Journal
"Art meets biology, with weird and beautiful results."
Kirkus Reviews

About the author

Gregory Mone is the author of several bestselling works of fiction and nonfiction for both children and adults. He is a contributing editor at Popular Science and an award-winning science writer. A graduate of Harvard College, he lives with his family on Martha’s Vineyard. Levon Biss is an award-winning British photographer. His work has exhibited in numerous galleries and museums all over the world.