Stone Girl Bone Girl - A Story Of Mary Anning Of Lyme Regis
This charmingly illustrated picture book is a fantastic way to acquaint young readers with the incredible life and achievements of Mary Anning.
Born in 1799, Mary was only a 12 year old girl when she made an important prehistoric discovery - she found a fossil of an Ichthyosaurus - a sea creature.
Mary's life was not easy. She was struck by lightning when she was 15 months old and her beloved father died when she was still young. Her family were poor and struggling, Mary had to sell the 'curiosities' (fossils) she found to tourists to help her family survive.
There is so much more to learn about Mary Anning that the seaside rhyme she inspired (She sells seashells on the seashore). Laurence Anholt ably tells Mary tale and weaves in plenty of charming details that really bring her story to life.
Beautiful illustrations (by Sheila Moxley) are the perfect partner to Anholt's narrative and help children to learn how Mary's fossils and observations rocked the natural history world.
Paperback / softback, 32 Pages.