On the Origin of Species: Young Readers Edition


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Charles Darwin’s groundbreaking On the Origin of Species is now available in an accessible, illustrated edition for young readers that includes an introduction, glossary, modern insight and information, and more!

Charles Darwin’s famous theory of natural selection shook the world of science to its core, challenging centuries of orthodox beliefs about life itself. Darwin’s boundary-shattering treatise was captured in On the Origin of Species, originally published in 1859, a groundbreaking and detailed study on ecological interrelatedness, the complexity of animal and plant life, and the realities of evolution.

This Young Reader’s Edition makes Darwin’s cornerstone of modern science accessible to readers of all ages. Meticulously curated to honor Darwin’s original text, this compelling edition also provides contemporary insight, photographs, illustrations, and more. This adaptation is a must-have for any reader with a curious mind and the desire to explore one of the most influential books of our time.


  • Introduction: Darwin's Great Discovery 
  • Chapter 1: Sporting plants and blue pigeons 
  • Chapter 2: Drawing borders between species 
  • Chapter 3: The struggle for life
  • Chapter 4: Survival of the fittest 
  • Chapter 5: The horse's stripes
  • Chapter 6: Difficulties in my Theory 
  • Chapter 7: Instinct 
  • Chapter 8: Rules and mules 
  • Chapter 9: Reading the rocks
  • Chapter 10: The rise and fall of species
  • Chapter 11: The geography of life
  • Chapter 12: What living things share
  • Chapter 13: This view of life 

By Rebecca Stefoff and Charles Darwin. Hardcover/ 176 pages

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