- Age Range: 5 - 10 years
- Grade Level: Kindergarten - 05
- Paperback: 32 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (November 6, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1480056871
- ISBN-13: 978-1480056879
- Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.1 x 11 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 12 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #133,917 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Mary Anning and The Sea Dragon Paperback – November 6, 2012
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The illustrations in the latter are much more evocative and demonstrate to beautifully the layering of past life in the earth. From this we can really teach how "earth tells the story."
There are several books written about Mary Anning, covering either her life's work or her youth. This book focuses on the young Mary Anning's painstaking and patient efforts in uncovering a prehistoric reptile fossil by the Lyme Regis shore. My young daughter and I were impressed by the descriptions of Anning's diligent efforts, carried out mostly in solitude. The watercolor illustrations by Michael Dooling paints a rather bleak picture of the landscape which serves to highlight Anning's solitary efforts.
Mary Anning was a pioneer of fossil discovery and her perseverance and patience serves as a great role model for young children. Also recommended are The Fossil Girl: Mary Anning's Dinosaur Discovery by Catherine Brighton; Stone Girl Bone Girl: The Story of Mary Anning by Laurence Anholt; and, Rare Treasure: Mary Anning and Her Remarkable Discoveries by Don Brown.