The Fossil Girl

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The Fossil Girl: Mary Anning's Dinousar Discovery
Author: Brighton, Catherine
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Time Period: Industrial Age
Time Frame: 1811
Geographic Area: Europe
Country: Great Britain
Topics: Paleontology, Women in Science
Genre: Non Fiction
Reading Age: Lower Elementary
Format: Picture Book
Published: 2007

World History > Industrial Age > Paleontology

It's 1811. Ten-year-old Mary Anning, her brother Joe, and their widowed mother are eking out a meager existence running a little fossil shop in the seaside town of Lyme Regis. After a storm wipes out most of the shop's merchandise, Mary and Joe begin the slow work of restocking the shelves. They search high and low for fossils, and one day Mary spots a huge eye in a cliff face high above the town. She resolves to bring the creature down " no matter what the risk. The exciting discovery and recovery of the first complete fossil of an Ichthyosaurus is told in an attractive graphic novel format, perfect for reluctant readers

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