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Lightning Mary

ISBN 13: 9781783448296

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Winner of the middle grade STEAM Book Prize

Ordinary is what most people are and I am not. I am not ordinary at all. I am a scientist. One stormy night, a group of villagers are struck by lightning. The only survivor is a baby – Mary Anning. From that moment on, a spark is lit within her. Growing up poor but proud on the windswept Dorset coast, Mary follows after her father, hunting for fossils uncovered by waves and landslips: ancient creatures, turned to stone. Ignoring other people’s taunts, Mary faces danger to bring back valuable treasures to help feed her family. But tragedy and despair is never far away. Mary must depend upon her unique courage and knowledge to fulfil her dream of becoming a scientist in a time when girls have no opportunities for such ambitions. What will happen when she makes her greatest discovery of all…?

With a factual section about Mary Anning, her life, and the discoveries she made.

ISBN 13: 9781783448296

Author: Anthea Simmons

Author(s) Anthea Simmons
Format Paperback
ISBN 13 9781783448296
Pages 272
ISBN 10 1783448296
Publisher Andersen Press
Weight 219 g
Publication Date 04-04-2019
Dewey 823.92
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