Green sketchbook for Life Story, page 15

Children's Literature Virginia Lee Burton papers
Green sketchbook for Life Story, page 15

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Item No: burt00204
Title: Green sketchbook for Life Story, page 15
Additional Title: Life Story
Language: English
Material: Pen and ink on paper

"Act I Scene 1 - 

Over half a billion years ago - Life flourished in the warm Cambrian seas - Here there were little sea animals and seaweeds - The seaweeds had by now learned how to hold fast to the rocks instead of floating around and took their food from the waters the little animals were many and varied - from the soft jellyfish - sponges and worms to little animals with hard shells - Some animals ate plants and some ate other animals the biggest and strongest and most(est) were the trilobites

And now - in the warm seas - life was abundant - Ancient ancestors of our seaweeds ancient ancestors of little sea animals - Some lived on tiny plants - some ate other animals and some grew hard shells to protect themselves - and some moved very fast and some hid. For millions and millions of years 


Pal'ee'on-to-logist (one who studies ancient plant and animal life.)

Jellyfish, corals, sponges, gastiopods, sea lillies, sydnezea, brioza, brochipods, trilobites."

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

Page 14 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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