Mary Anning and the Great Fossil Discoveries
From the Series Graphic Science Biographies
Mary Anning made some of the most notable fossil discoveries of the nineteenth century. Her uncovering of ichthyosaur remains, plesiosaurus remains, and more expanded people’s knowledge of prehistoric life. This graphic biography follows Anning from her early life in a family of fossil hunters in a coastal British town to her years as a collector who impacted scientific research and understandings of the past.
|Interest Level||Grade 5 - Grade 8|
|Reading Level||Grade 6|
|Genre||Graphic Novels, Social Studies|
|Category||5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Narrative Nonfiction, STEM, STEM: Interdisciplinary|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Graphic Universe ™|
|Number of Pages||40|
School Library Journal
“[A] fine, simple introduction to an overlooked scientist.”—School Library Journal
“Bayarri’s bulbous-nosed cartoon figures and clear, detailed frames deliver a cheery, episodic account of Anning’s experiences and offer a sense of the coastal cliffs where she made her finds. . . . An appealing introduction to an important dinosaur hunter.”—Kirkus Reviews
Author, Illustrator: Jordi Bayarri Dolz
Jordi Bayarri is a freelance comic-book artist based in Valencia, Spain.