Green sketchbook for Life Story, page 13

Children's Literature Virginia Lee Burton papers
Green sketchbook for Life Story, page 13

Item Info

Item No: burt00203
Title: Green sketchbook for Life Story, page 13
Additional Title: Life Story
Language: English
Material: Graphite and pen and ink on paper

"Prologue, Scene 7 fossils

Fossils in sedimentary rocks - first record of life on their earth - The paleontologists - those who study ancient life - No one really knows just when or how or why it was so long ago and most of the records in the rocks have been dislodged and wiped off the slate by glaciers scraping over the rocks and upheavals and it was so long ago time has been erased most of the evidence - However there must have been - some kind of very early signs of life - little tiny beginning ancestors - some plants like some animals - Single celled creatures floating around in the water - and even signs of lichen and combination of fungus and bacteria the only signs of life on land."

Media Type: Illustrations
Source: Children's Literature Research Collection

Page 12 is blank.

Provenance: Gift of Virginia Lee Burton, 1968.


Virginia Lee Burton, Life Story (New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1962).

Creation Year (Single Year or Earliest Date): 1962
Image Dimensions Width: 28 cm
Call Number: BURT GREEN 1
Creator Name: Burton, Virginia Lee, 1909-1968 - Artist

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