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Mary Anning: Fossil Hunter (On My Own Biographies) Hardcover – September 2, 2000


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 7 and up
  • Lexile Measure: 470L (What's this?)
  • Series: On My Own Biographies
  • Hardcover: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Carolrhoda Books (September 2, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1575054256
  • ISBN-13: 978-1575054254
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 6.3 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,705,893 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Grade 2-3-Anning has been the subject of a spate of recent titles, such as Catherine Brighton's heavily pictorial The Fossil Girl (Millbrook, 1999), Don Brown's more difficult but still pictorial Rare Treasure (Houghton, 1999), Dennis Fradin's yet more difficult and still heavily illustrated Mary Anning (Silver, 1997; o.p.), and Jeannine Atkins's almost picture-bookish in appearance Mary Anning and the Sea Dragon (Farrar, 1999). Such a rash of simple biographies on one woman may seem the outside of enough, but Walker's large print, short sentences, and easy text, with an authoritative bibliography appended, places Anning's life and accomplishments well within the personal grasp of young readers. Realistic illustrations, appropriately done in earth tones, accompany the readable narrative, and the whole is made complete with an afterword about the scientist's legacy.
Patricia Manning, formerly at Eastchester Public Library, NY
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By S. Schenk on May 17, 2007
Format: Hardcover
A book about a true life female scientist does not come along everyday. This book would be great for any girl who enjoys science, the outside world and treasure hunting. This historical biography is worth the parental read as well. It shows how women have, despite all odds, fought to enjoy science and pursued their calling from a very young age. As an environmental educator I would recommend this book.
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Format: Paperback
This is just an okay book. My children love read, love fossils, love biographies...but found this book a bit dry. And so did I.
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