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The bug girl : a true story  Cover Image Book Book

The bug girl : a true story / by the Bug Girl herself, Sophia Spencer with Margaret McNamara ; illustrated by Kerasco√ęt.

Spencer, Sophia, (author.). McNamara, Margaret, (author.). Kerasco√ęt, (illustrator.).


Sophia Spencer has loved bugs ever since a butterfly landed on her shoulder--and wouldn't leave!--at a butterfly conservancy when she was only two-and-a-half years old. In preschool and kindergarten, Sophia was thrilled to share what she knew about grasshoppers (her very favorite insects), as well as ants and fireflies . . . but by first grade, not everyone shared her enthusiasm. Some students bullied her, and Sophia stopped talking about bugs altogether. When Sophia's mother wrote to an entomological society looking for a bug scientist to be a pen pal for her daughter, she and Sophie were overwhelmed by the enthusiastic response--letters, photos and videos came flooding in. Using the hashtag BugsR4Girls, scientists tweeted hundreds of times to tell Sophia to keep up her interest in bugs--and it worked!

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780525645931
  • ISBN: 9780525645948
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 30 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Schwartz & Wade Books, [2020]

Content descriptions

Target Audience Note:
Decoding demand: 71 (high) Semantic demand: 82 (very high) Syntactic demand: 84 (very high) Structure demand: 87 (very high) Lexile.
Subject: Spencer, Sophia.
Insects > Juvenile literature.
Entomology > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Genre: Autobiographies.
Informational works.
Picture books.
Personal narratives.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Skagit Evergreen Libraries. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Upper Skagit Library District. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Upper Skagit Library.


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