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Dragon in the Rocks: A Story Based on the Childhood of the Early Paleontologist, Mary Anning

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A Story Based on the Childhood of the Early Paleontologist Mary Anning
Paperback, 32 pages
Published January 1st 1995 by Maple Tree Press (first published August 1992)
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Miriam
Aug 14, 2010 marked it as to-read
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Random historical connection that probably won't be mentioned in this book:
Mary Anning met Kaiser Friedrich August II of Saxony. He liked Ichthyosaurs.
Lisa Vegan
This is the third picture book about Mary Anning that I’ve read. This one’s facts seem to deviate a bit from the other accounts that I’ve read. But the gist of the story is there: the 12 year old girl who discovers an important fossil and who contributes to early paleontology.

It took me a few pages to become accustomed to the style of art of the pictures, but then I really appreciated their playfulness.

I’m glad that books for children about Mary Anning are being written.

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Paul
Apr 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: history, kiddos
Love this story about Mary Anning's discovery of the ichthyosaurus when she was just 12 years old. It's written for kids, but no less fascinating for adults.
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