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Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean's Most Fearless Scientist Hardcover – June 6, 2017
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"This biography rose to the top because it tells Clark's story-from her childhood fascination with sharks to becoming a scientist who was able to train them-without overwhelming kids with text. "After I read this book with my 6-year-old daughter, she told me that she wanted to be a scientist," beamed one dad. " - Parents
"The writing flows well, keeping a clear focus on Clark and her dream, while including pertinent details from the career of "the Shark Lady," known for her groundbreaking research and her work to change people's perceptions of sharks... A lively introduction to an American scientist.
" - Booklist
"A tribute to the courage and indomitable will of the renowned ichthyologist. This eloquent profile follows Clark from a childhood visit to an aquarium through her demonstration that sharks can actually be trained and so are not "mindless killers" as widely supposed" - Kirkus
"The aquatic creatures, drawn with big doe eyes, are depicted as friendly, happy creatures. Back matter includes additional information in a section titled "Shark Bites." A fine way to introduce young children to science" - School Library Journal
"Keating (Pink Is for Blobfish) offers a lively portrait of scientist Eugenie Clark, who pursued a passion for sharks... Through Clark's story, Keating suggests that, with perseverance, a childhood fascination can evolve into a life's work." - Publishers Weekly
"Commemorating a lifetime of discovery and exploration, Shark Lady, from Jess Keating, follows the extraordinary path of Eugenie Clark-inspirational scientist, professor, zoologist, deep sea diver, and champion of sharks the oceans over. Boldly hued and fluidly graceful, illustrations from Marta Álvarez Miguéns, complete with fun facts and a timeline, creatively convey Eugenie's courage and determination as she dives into books, laboratories, education, and open waters to share her love and knowledge of the often misunderstood predators.
" - Foreword Review
""Shark Lady" is a great book to read with a child on one's lap, introducing him or her both to the ocean world as well as someone who defied the naysayers and became a world-renowned scientist and advocate." - Deeper Blue
"This is an inspirational story of a woman who challenged perceptions at a time when few women were encouraged to enter the profession... a great selection for women's history month or for units on ocean life." - School Library Connection
" "Shark Lady" is a celebration of the wonder of nature and of a daring woman who changed the way the world saw the ocean." - A Mighty Girl
About the Author
As an author and zoologist, Jess Keating has tickled a shark, lost a staring contest against an octopus, and been a victim to the dreaded paper cut. She lives in Ontario, Canada, where she spends most of her time writing books for adventurous and funny kids. Her first fiction novel How to Outrun a Crocodile When Your Shoes Are Untied received a Starred Review from Kirkus and has been nominated for a Red Maple award. Visit her online at jesskeating.com.
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This book is everything we were looking for. Eugenie Clark lived such an inspirational life. What she achieved as a female scientist is incredible considering the mindset regarding women in the workplace at the time. My son appreciated this book more for the "shark scientist" angle and the fact that she lived the life he dreams of. I loved this book for the female empowerment. Eugenie Clark knew what she wanted from life and she didn't let the restrictions of society restrict what she wanted to achieve. Shark Lady gave me a glimpse of a woman that I can't wait to know more about. This book is a real gem and I'm glad we found it. We ordered a copy for our bookshelf and can't wait to see it in its final form.
I received an advance reader copy of this book that I have chosen to review, but I loved it so much that I purchased a copy for our bookshelf.