Insect Adventures

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(3.3 stars; 3 reviews)

This book is composed of selections from Alexander Teixeira de Mattos’ Translation of Fabre’s “Souvenirs Entomologiques,” retold for children. It's made up of first-person narratives, and using his exceptional observation skills, gives us a close-up peep into the world of insects, including bees, wasps, worms, beetles, moths, and spiders, to name a few. When Fabre first published this work, as the Preface indicates, he was criticized by some scientists in his field for writing a scientific book that was "too interesting." - Summary by Devorah Allen (5 hr 52 min)


Preface 8:03 Read by AnnaLisa Bodtker
My First Pond 16:28 Read by AnnaLisa Bodtker
The Caddis-Worm 7:49 Read by laurencetrask
The Mason-Bees 16:12 Read by laurencetrask
Bees, Cats and Red Ants 16:57 Read by laurencetrask
The Mining Bees 19:57 Read by JMGaul
The Leaf-Cutting Bees 7:45 Read by JMGaul
The Cotton-Bees and Resin-Bees 9:10 Read by shibe
The Hairy Sand-Wasps 15:12 Read by Zarina Silverman
The Wasp and the Cricket 9:04 Read by Kirk Hendrick
The Fly-Hunting Wasp 13:41 Read by shibe
Parasites 9:35 Read by shibe
Fly Scavengers 2:51 Read by shibe
The Pine Caterpillar 38:05 Read by realisticspeakers
The Cabbage Caterpillar 8:02 Read by Zarina Silverman
The Great Peacock Moths 5:07 Read by J. M. Smallheer
The Truffle-Hunting Beetle 6:49 Read by J. M. Smallheer
The Boy Who Loved Insects 32:16 Read by Kathrine Engan
The Banded Spider 13:07 Read by K.F. Armstrong
The Tarantula 33:25 Read by Devorah Allen
The Clotho Spider 8:23 Read by K.F. Armstrong
The Spiders’ Telegraph-Wire 5:58 Read by shibe
The Crab Spider 12:45 Read by Britanie Long
The Labyrinth Spider 12:31 Read by Michele Fry
The Building of a Spider’s Web 12:55 Read by Michele Fry
The Geometry of a Spider’s Web 10:16 Read by Michele Fry