Burton, Virginia Lee. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin, 1962. Obl. 4to. First edition. Black cloth. Dust jacket.
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Decidedly not for the creationist community, Virginia Lee Burton's Life Story (subtitled, The Story of Life on Our Earth From Its Beginning Up to Now) is a fact-filled evolutionary epic bursting with engaging and informative text (in limited color on the left-hand pages) and brilliant full color illustrations (opposite). Step-by-step, she leads the reader from the Prologue (Introducing our Galaxy, the Milky Way) to Act I (The Paleozoic Era) to Act II (Mesozoic Era) through following eras to Recent Life. From the author/illustrator of such classics as The Little House and Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel, this is in About Fine condition (with a small bump to the upper corner) in a Fine dust jacket.