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"Charles and Emma" is a delightful read, a real true love story.
The tension between religion and science as Heiligman explains the Darwins' marriage and personal faith just adds to this engrossing story.
Several of us really enjoyed it, though we all found the writing style very simple (just right to include the younger audience.)
Charles and Emma: The Darwins' Leap of Faith by Deborah Heiligman is exceptional.
As a fan of science writing, biography, historical settings, and young adult... Read more
Heiligman's work offers several tings to the reader. First, she provides insight into a famous marriage in which the two people have differing views on an important subject -... Read morePublished 9 months ago by jo a. olson
I really enjoyed this book about Charles Darwin and his wife, Emma. It was written for a younger audience, so it didn't delve too deeply into Darwin's scientific theories. Read morePublished 11 months ago by K. Spangler
Okay for private school or home reading. Too much religion for public school. The story is well told. The author does a good job. Read morePublished 17 months ago by chemteach21
This book might be good for YA but it is not well-written. Emma is a one-dimensional character and is not a balance to Charles.Published 18 months ago by Hosanna S Bulgarity
Who would have thought a story about the Darwins could be so refreshing? Add the human elements of Charles' passion for observing and reporting nature, a much loved religious wife... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Make Me Pleasing
This book tells the story of two wise souls, Charles and Emma and they married and created a life together. Read morePublished 22 months ago by One more reason to love Scaredy Squirrel.