Mary Anning's Curiosity

Monica Kulling (Author) Melissa Castrillon (Illustrator)


Mary Anning, considered the world's greatest fossilist, discovered her first big find at the age of twelve. This novel is an imaginative recreation of her childhood in early nineteenth-century Lyme Regis.

Product Details

$14.95  $13.75
Groundwood Books
Publish Date
May 16, 2017
5.4 X 0.7 X 7.6 inches | 0.48 pounds
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About the Author

Monica Kulling is the author of over fifty books for children. Her most recent book is On Our Way to Oyster Bay: Mother Jones and Her March for Children s Rights, illustrated by Felicita Sala. She has also written the popular Great Idea series, including In the Bag! Margaret Knight Wraps It Up. Monica s work has been nominated for many awards, including numerous Silver Birch Express and Golden Oak awards. Her recent picture books include Happy Birthday, Alice Babette, Grant and Tillie Go Walking and The Tweedles Go Electric. Monica Kulling lives in Toronto.
Melissa Castrillon has a First Class Honors Degree in Illustration and a master s degree in Children s Book Illustration from the Cambridge School of Art. She is a freelance illustrator based in Cambridge, England.


Mary Anning's Curiosity packs much good material into a slim volume, introducing young readers to one of science's great characters at a pivotal point in her story.--Foreword Magazine
With this fictionalized look at Anning's childhood, Kulling provides context for readers and offers a fascinating glimpse at how those who came before us have shaped our comprehension of the world.--School Library Journal
A stirring story made more inspirational by the reality of its protagonist.--Booklist
Mary's story should inspire young readers to seek unconventional paths, to work hard and to never give up hope.--Kirkus Reviews