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Fall 2022

The Lady and the Octopus: How Jeanne Villepreux-Power Invented Aquariums and Revolutionized Marine Biology

Jeanne Villepreux-Power was never expected to be a scientist. Born in 1794 in a French village more than 100 miles from the ocean, she pursued an improbable path that brought her to the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1220
  • Dewey: 578.77092 [B]
  • Copyright: 2022

Reviews

Booklist

“An illuminating work on a scientist in the same league as Maria Sibylla Merian and Mary Anning.”—starred, Booklist

 

Publishers Weekly

“Highly detailed, conversational chapters feature archival material, scientific drawings, and full-color photos in a handsome layout, and numerous contextualizing sidebars cover topics ranging from the ethics of animal experimentation to the metric system.”—Publishers Weekly

 

School Library Journal

“This author is as resourceful and ingenious in relating the story of her subject as Jeanne Villepreux-Power was in her scholarly endeavors. . . . This life story of an important female pioneer in the sciences is highly recommended.”—starred, School Library Journal

 

Kirkus Reviews

“[W]ell researched and expertly explained. A seaworthy bio of a revolutionary scientist.”—Kirkus Reviews

 

Sy Montgomery

“This story of one woman’s pluck, determination, and scientific insight is a riveting read for anyone of any age!”—Sy Montgomery, author of The Soul of an Octopus, a National Book Award finalist

 

Joyce Sidman

“This book bursts with the passion and enthusiasm of its subject with lively, engaging, and at times humorous text. Fascinating from beginning to end!”—Joyce Sidman, author of The Girl Who Drew Butterflies, winner of the Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal