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Macmillan Children's Book

Dragon Bones

The Fantastic Fossil Discoveries of Mary Anning

Author: Sarah Glenn Marsh; illustrated by Maris Wicks

Dragon Bones

Dragon Bones

$19.99

About This Book

Dragon Bones is a picture book biography of fossil-hunter Mary Anning, who discovered a dinosaur skeleton that changed the landscape of paleontology.

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Page Count
48
On Sale
02/15/2022
Age Range
4-8

Book Details

Dragon Bones is a picture book biography of fossil-hunter Mary Anning, who discovered a dinosaur skeleton that changed the landscape of paleontology.

At home in her seaside town in England, little Mary Anning stared out her window. Unlike other children, Mary couldn't wait for a rainy day. Because when it rained... the bones were revealed.

With her father and brother, Mary would go out searching the damp soil after a storm, with the hopes of finding something nobody had seen before: a dinosaur.

After her father dies, Mary must continue her search, picking up his tools and venturing out alone. In her life, she discovered several creatures, but was never given credit...until recently.

This eye-opening biography of the legendary Mary Anning, illustrated by Maris Wicks, shatters expectations and brings together two creators who are as passionate about their subject as they are about their art. Inspiring, this true adventure begs for re-reads.

Imprint Publisher

Roaring Brook Press

ISBN

9781250140210

In The News

"A lively portrayal of an outstanding 19th-century woman and her contributions to the study of paleontology." - Kirkus

"Add this to any biography collection, especially those looking to highlight more female scientists." - School Library Journal

"Marsh’s mainly upbeat, child-centered text is complemented by Wicks’s comic illustration style. Bold pencil outlines and vibrant, digitally colored hues almost pop off the page." - Horn Book

"Particularly attuned to preschool and primary audiences...the interplay between the solidity of Mary and her discoveries and the wispy white outlines of her realistic and fantastical imaginings opens a window into a period when even renowned naturalists pontificated from speculation more often than settled knowledge." - The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (BCCB)

"Whether shown courageously clambering on cliffs near her home and imagining the marvels hidden in them or expertly dissecting a fish as part of her studies, Anning...offer[s] a compelling example of science at work." - Booklist

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Dragon Bones

Dragon Bones

$19.99