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The Dragon in the Cliff: A Novel Based on the Life of Mary Anning

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"I scraped off the clay...there was no mistaking what I saw...I had found it!"" What Mary Anning found in the cliffs in 1811, when she was 13, was the first complete fossil of an ichthyosaur, a marine dinosaur. Mary Anning lived in England in the 1800's. She hunted and sold fossils to save her family from poverty after her father died when she was 11 years old. Despite soc ...more
Paperback, 232 pages
Published May 14th 2005 by iUniverse (first published 1991)
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Krista the Krazy Kataloguer
I wish there had been an explanation as to why this girl is depicted wearing what looks like a man's top hat! Is this a Cornish custom? Great fictional biography. Based on the description of how often the cliffs crumble into landslides, its a wonder there's any Lyme Regis left.
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My daughter was enraptured with this book, and I had selected it to read from a memory of it being read to us at school many years ago. An easy and accessible story.
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Mar 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
Very exiting
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Jun 09, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: tween, middle-grades
A very appealing introduction to paleontology.
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