Rare Treasure: Mary Anning and Her Remarkable Discoveries

Rare Treasure: Mary Anning and Her Remarkable Discoveries

by Don Brown

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Overview

Before the word dinosaur was even invented, an English girl discovered a remarkable skeleton on the rocky beach at Lyme Regis. Thus began a lifelong passion for the woman who became one of the first commercial fossil collectors.
Mary Anning (1799–1847) spent her lifetime teaching herself about fossils and combing the rugged shore for ancient treasures. Her collection thrilled the public, excited the scientific community, and proved that a woman could overcome danger and social limitations to accomplish great things.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780547349107
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 06/16/2003
Sold by: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 858,968
File size: 12 MB
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Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About the Author

Don Brown is the award-winning author and illustrator of many picture book biographies. He has been widely praised for his resonant storytelling and his delicate watercolor paintings that evoke the excitement, humor, pain, and joy of lives lived with passion. School Library Journal has called him “a current pacesetter who has put the finishing touches on the standards for storyographies.” He lives in New York with his family.
Don Brown is the award-winning author and illustrator of many picture book biographies. He has been widely praised for his resonant storytelling and his delicate watercolor paintings that evoke the excitement, humor, pain, and joy of lives lived with passion. School Library Journal has called him a current pacesetter who has put the finishing touches on the standards for storyographies. He lives in New York with his family.

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conuly on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Mary Anning, like so many famous and influential people, had a difficult childhood. Impoverished from birth, she and her brother looked for fossils to help support the family. And when she was grown, she continued to do so.The field of paleontology was very, very young when Anning entered it, and she was influential in many of the important discoveries that were made then - and now, even. However, because of her sex she's never received much recognition from the rest of the world.This book is clear and concise, covering her life from early childhood to adulthood. The artwork is simple enough, and the language should be easy for children to grasp. I got this book from my Secret Santa over at LibraryThing, and I intend to buy more books by this author.