Arabella, the Spider in Space

Jodie Parachini


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Told in the first person as if written by Arabella herself, she describes how she was the first spider to spin a web in space in 1973, and even made it into the Guinness Book of World Records. Reading Arabella's diary and the story, we learn how spiders spin webs and why this experiment, suggested by a high school student, was important.


Jodie Parachini:
Jodie Parachini is an American/British author and editor who currently lives in Hertfordshire, England. Jodie has worked for museums around the world, including the Smithsonian in D.C. and the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. Jodie is the author of numerous children’s books.