Insect Adventures

Jean-Henri FABRE (1823 - 1915) and Louise Seymour Hasbrouck ZIMM (1883 - 1967), translated by Alexander TEIXEIRA DE MATTOS (1865 - 1921)

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

Genre(s): Science

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Preface AnnaLisa Bodtker
00:08:03
Play 01 My First Pond AnnaLisa Bodtker
00:16:28
Play 02 The Caddis-Worm laurencetrask
00:07:49
Play 03 The Mason-Bees laurencetrask
00:16:12
Play 04 Bees, Cats and Red Ants laurencetrask
00:16:57
Play 05 The Mining Bees JMGaul
00:19:57
Play 06 The Leaf-Cutting Bees JMGaul
00:07:45
Play 07 The Cotton-Bees and Resin-Bees shibe
00:09:10
Play 08 The Hairy Sand-Wasps Zarina Silverman
00:15:12
Play 09 The Wasp and the Cricket Kirk Hendrick
00:09:04
Play 10 The Fly-Hunting Wasp shibe
00:13:41
Play 11 Parasites shibe
00:09:35
Play 12 Fly Scavengers shibe
00:02:51
Play 13 The Pine Caterpillar realisticspeakers
00:38:05
Play 14 The Cabbage Caterpillar Zarina Silverman
00:08:02
Play 15 The Great Peacock Moths J. M. Smallheer
00:05:07
Play 16 The Truffle-Hunting Beetle J. M. Smallheer
00:06:49
Play 17 The Boy Who Loved Insects Kathrine Engan
00:32:16
Play 18 The Banded Spider K.F. Armstrong
00:13:07
Play 19 The Tarantula Devorah Allen
00:33:25
Play 20 The Clotho Spider K.F. Armstrong
00:08:23
Play 21 The Spiders’ Telegraph-Wire shibe
00:05:58
Play 22 The Crab Spider Britanie Long
00:12:45
Play 23 The Labyrinth Spider Michele Fry
00:12:31
Play 24 The Building of a Spider’s Web Michele Fry
00:12:55
Play 25 The Geometry of a Spider’s Web Michele Fry
00:10:16