Mary Anning: The Fossil Hunter

Mary Anning The Fossil Hunter Relates the astonishing life of the English girl who at the age of eleven made a major fossil discovery dating back from the time of the dinosaurs the first complete skeleton of the fish lizard Icht

  • Title: Mary Anning: The Fossil Hunter
  • Author: Dennis Brindell Fradin Tom Newsom
  • ISBN: 9780382394867
  • Page: 199
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Relates the astonishing life of the English girl who at the age of eleven made a major fossil discovery dating back from the time of the dinosaurs the first complete skeleton of the fish lizard , Ichthysaurus and grew up to become one of the world s foremost fossil hunters The volume includes pictures of fossils found by Mary Anning, including ammonities and IchthysaurusRelates the astonishing life of the English girl who at the age of eleven made a major fossil discovery dating back from the time of the dinosaurs the first complete skeleton of the fish lizard , Ichthysaurus and grew up to become one of the world s foremost fossil hunters The volume includes pictures of fossils found by Mary Anning, including ammonities and Ichthysaurus fossils, which are housed in the British Museum in London.

    One thought on “Mary Anning: The Fossil Hunter”

    1. For some reason this particular biography bored me. I thought it would be more interesting, especially with her chosen passion and field. Another reviewer thought she didn't sound feminist enough, I thought she sounded too feminist. I really can't imagine a young girl in the early 1800s telling a bunch of guys to come pick up and carry a huge fossil back to town and then take all the credit for it. Plus there didn't really seem much to her story, based on the way it was written. Perhaps because [...]

    2. This book about Mary Anning had "new" interesting tidbits into her early childhood that are usually glossed over in other biographies. Also, some focus on Joseph, her brother. I could really do without this as Mary is somewhat of a feminist icon in science/anthropology. Most Anning books focus on her contributions and not what the men around her did for her. And sadly, this gave me that vibe:(Mary Anning Fossil Hunterby Sally M Walker is much better.

    3. I read this because I am looking for a children's book about Mary Anning to read to kids as part of a day-camp I'm putting together for the YMCA.If I wasn't looking for something to read to a large group of kids, and instead looking for something to read to one child, I would absolutely pick this one. It's beautifully written, and really sells Mary Anning as an amazing person, the likes of which one is lucky to meet, but it's simply too long for a large group, especially one with little kids who [...]

    4. This is a beautifully illustrated non-fiction picture book about a young girl who greatly contributed to science and the early discovery of fossils. Mary Anning’s tale is one of determination, passion, and shows no matter what your age, gender or station in life you can achieve much.

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