Jean-Henri Fabre had a fascination with the natural world from a very young age. It was a passion that spread to any person who heard him speak. His Book of Insects, compiled from a collection of his essays, will inspire anyone to take on his fascination with our world’s smallest creatures. Part clinical description and part mythological tale, Fabre weaves together the truths and the myths surrounding each creature — along with snippets of his own life — to create a narrative that’s hard to put down. And with the addition of vivid, detailed illustrations from Edward Detmold, this nonfiction work feels as immersive as the most engrossing novel.