Dinosaur Lady: The Daring Discoveries of Mary Anning, the First Paleontologist
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About the Author
Linda Skeers is the author of several critically acclaimed children's books. She also teaches picture book writing workshops, including sessions on writing humor for kids. She lives in Iowa. Visit her at www.lindaskeers.com.
Marta Álvarez Miguéns is a self-taught children's illustrator. She was born in a small town in Galicia, Spain, and currently lives in La Coruña, Spain. She is the illustrator of Shark Lady (written by Jess Keating), which was named a 2018 Best STEM Book by the Children's Book Council as well as a Best STEM Book by the National Science Teachers Association.
"This appealing picture book celebrates Anning's significant contributions to paleontology." -- Booklist
"[A] delightful illustrated biography ... Uncover fossils and never-before-seen skeletons with Mary as she ventures through rough terrain, weather, and the Geological Society's antiquated notions of gender equality, all while looking lovely in Austen era gowns and bonnets." -- Foreword
"[The] illustrated timeline that references scenes in the text is an effective recap. Fossil facts and an author's note are also included." -- The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"This enjoyable introduction to a pioneering paleontologist should intrigue and inspire young readers." -- School Library Journal
"Both the large, clear text and the simple yet effective double-page illustrations make this title perfect for even the youngest scientists, adventurers, and dinosaur-lovers" -- School Library Connection
"A 2020 A Mighty Girl Best Book of the Year" -- A Mighty Girl
"Perfect in every way, this appealing biography recounts Mary Anning's beach discoveries of the first dinosaur bones ... Pretty illustrations and fantastic writing with impressive sentence variety." -- Melissa Taylor, Imagination Soup