Spring 2023

Mary Anning and the Great Fossil Discoveries

From the Series Graphic Science Biographies

  • Interest Level: Grade 5 - Grade 8
  • Reading Level: Grade 6

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.

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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
Copyright 2023
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Graphic Universe ™
Language English
Number of Pages 40
Publication Date 2023-02-07
Text Type Narrative Nonfiction
BISACS JNF062010, JNF037050, JNF003050
Dewey 560.92 [B]
Dimensions 9 x 7
Lexile 520
Guided Reading Level W
Features Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Original artwork, Reviewed, Table of contents, and Timeline


School Library Journal

“[A] fine, simple introduction to an overlooked scientist.”—School Library Journal

Kirkus Reviews

“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.