Darwin's Missing Notebooks

A whodunit full of humor and suspense

By: Oren Harman

illustrations: Inna Gertsberg

A clever detective story for young readers, Darwin’s Missing Notebooks weaves science, history, imagination and true crime. Based on the real-life disappearance of Darwin’s notebooks on evolution from the Cambridge University Library, and their baffling reappearance twenty years later, award-winning author Oren Harman presents a whirlwind whodunit, full of humor and suspense. With the help of Detective Dolittle, Professor Win Wiggles and the chimp Erasmus, brought to life by the beautiful illustrations of Inna Gertsberg, he sets out to solve the crime, providing a surprising answer to one of the world’s greatest scientific mysteries.
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A clever detective story for young readers, Darwin's Missing Notebooks weaves science, history, imagination and true crime. Based on the real-life disappearance of Darwin's notebooks on evolution from the Cambridge University Library, and their baffling reappearance twenty years later, award-winning author Oren Harman presents a whirlwind whodunit, full of humor and suspense. With the help of Detective Dolittle, Professor Win Wiggles and the chimp Erasmus, brought to life by the beautiful illustrations of Inna Gertsberg, he sets out to solve the crime, providing a surprising answer to one of the world's greatest scientific mysteries.

Sold to: Turkey, China

Oren Harman

Professor Oren Harman is a historian of science and an award-winning author. His book The Price of Altruism won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize, and was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. Harman’s writing has a broad appeal to both academic and general audiences and his books have been translated into eight languages. He lives in Berlin with his wife, three kids and three mice. Darwin’s Missing Notebooks is his first book for young readers.

Inna Gertsberg

Inna Gertsberg is a Toronto-based artist, illustrator, and monster maker. Inna grew up in the USSR, where she studied fine art and graphic design. Her family fled the country in the 80’s and settled in the US, where Inna attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Before returning to her first love, illustration, Inna spent more than 25 years in advertising as an art director and later, writer. Inna’s first children’s book, The Way Downtown, was a Kirkus starred title and won the Bank Street College’s Best Children’s Book of the Year. Inna lives in Toronto with her two sons and a dog. She is the proud creator of Draw Me A Monster – an interactive art initiative, in its 8th year of making monsters for children and adults.