The Snail with the Right Heart

The Snail with the Right Heart

A True Story

by Popova Maria

Illustrated by Zhu Ping

Published by: Enchanted Lion Books

56 pages, 10.00 x 10.00 in, Full color full bleed throughout

  • Hardcover
  • ISBN: 9781592703494
  • Published: October 2020


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Based on a real scientific event and inspired by a beloved real human in the author’s life, this is a story about science and the poetry of existence; about time and chance, genetics and gender, love and death, evolution and infinity — concepts often too abstract for the human mind to fathom, often more accessible to the young imagination; concepts made fathomable in the concrete, finite life of one tiny, unusual creature dwelling in a pile of compost amid an English garden. Emerging from this singular life is a lyrical universal invitation not to mistake difference for defect and to welcome, across the accordion scales of time and space, diversity as the wellspring of the universe’s beauty and resilience.