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Marie Curie (Giants of Science) Hardcover – October 4, 2007


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 - 7
  • Lexile Measure: 1050L (What's this?)
  • Series: Giants of Science
  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Viking Juvenile (October 4, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0670058947
  • ISBN-13: 978-0670058945
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.5 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #742,488 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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Krull presents another top-notch scientific biography in the outstanding Giants of Science series. Readers have come to expect chatty, direct narratives that develop distinct characters and place those individuals squarely in the context of both their times and their disciplines, and this account of the noted physicist’s life delivers the goods. From her childhood in an oppressed Poland, the daughter of two highly educated individuals, Curie emerges as a driven woman, determined to excel for both her parents’ and her country’s sake, this drive informing everything that followed. As in previous series entries, this offering manages to take a wildly complex subject—atomic physics—and render it comprehensible to the child reader, emphasizing the legacy Curie left behind. Curie’s personal life—her unusual (for the times) partnership with her husband, her frustration with the limitations imposed on her because of her sex, her difficulty balancing work and family—receives admiring, but frank consideration. Readers will emerge from this account with a new appreciation for both the scientific and social advances made by Curie, whose towering achievements justly earn her a place among the “Giants.”—Kirkus, starred review

About the Author

Kathleen Krull, the noted social historian, lives in San Diego, California.

Boris Kulikov, the illustrator of this series, lives in New York City.


More About the Author

KATHLEEN KRULL is well known for her innovative, award-winning nonfiction for young readers, which includes the successful Lives of... series. Kathleen Krull lives in San Diego, CA. Visit her at www.kathleenkrull.com AND http://facebook.com/kathleen.krull

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All about science it is my best book I have ever read.
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I will recommend this 8th graders who are read this book right now this summer vacation.
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This is the best way for children to learn about great people.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By allyatsea on February 21, 2012
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Marie Curie's life story is fascinating, nd I read this book very easily. However, I must say the writing was not particularly subtle or refined. I would still recommend the book.
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I will recommend this 8th graders who are read this book right now this summer vacation. This book is a interesting book ever!!!
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8 yr old book report, perfect book, lots of facts, well written for little minds to fact find. Got A on the report so the book was perfect.
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By jennaWatkins575 rules on December 17, 2013
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it was an ok book. I would consider this book for more of a fan's book not a story. But still, it was a great book!!!
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By Marvin E. Jensen on September 23, 2013
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I found the book interesting and gave it to my grandson for his personal library of books on men and women of science science.
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By slide on July 30, 2013
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All about science it is my best book I have ever read. I truly love science and I found a book that was my style.
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