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Telling the story of life from its conception was not an easy task. Without science background Burton had to devote many hours to reading books and visiting museums. She had to make the story simple enough for children to understand and dramatic enough to hold their attention.

Burton was a perfectionist, as well, and it took her eight years to finish the book. Once she had written the text in her sketchbooks, it did not change throughout the process. Most of her time when into drawing and fine tuning the illustrations.

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Title: Preliminary art for front endpapers of Life Story

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