Loree Griffin Burns: One Long Line

Kid Sunday!
Loree Griffin Burns: One Long Line

Reading and Book Signing
Sunday, May 19 at 2:00pm

A Junior Library Guild Selection 2024!

One Long Line captures the endless fascination ordinary creatures offer if we ask them the right questions. I can imagine a generation of young scientists beginning their journeys by reading this book. A remarkable and inspiring start to an important new series.
—Eliot Schrefer, author of the Printz Honor Book Queer Ducks (and Other Animals): The Natural World of Animal Sexuality

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The first title in a brand-new early chapter book series from Loree Griffin Burns, Jamie Green, and MITKids spotlights remarkable creatures, inquisitive people, and fascinating conversations. The creatures? Processionary caterpillars with mysterious group marching habits. The people? Jean Henri Fabre and, many years later, Terrence Fitzgerald—scientists who became intensely curious about the caterpillars and their marching. And the conversations? They span lifetimes, as one researcher continues a dialogue started by the other.

In this playful, candid, and accessible book for young readers, Burns pulls readers straight into the “ask, test, repeat” nature of the scientific process, demonstrating how human curiosity creates one long line of learning.


Loree Griffin Burns writes true stories for curious people of all ages. Her books for children have won many accolades, including American Library Association Notable designations, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book Award, an IRA Children’s Book Award, a Green Earth Book Award, and two Science Books & Films (SB&F) Prizes. Her essays for adults have been published in magazines like Yankee and honored in journals like Flyway.








Event date: 
Sunday, May 19, 2024 - 2:00pm
Event address: 
372 Chandler Street
Worcester, MA 01602