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Marie Curie: Scientist Who Made Glowing Discoveries

(Getting to Know the World's Greatest Scientists & Inventors)

4.20  ·  Rating details ·  30 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Meet scientist Marie Curie!
Getting to Know the World's Greatest Inventors and Scientists series combines a delightful mix of full-color historical reproductions, photos, and hilarious cartoon-style illustrations that bring to life the work and contributions of renowned scientists and inventors, combining poignant anecdotes with important factual information for readers (Ag
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Hardcover, 32 pages
Published September 1st 2008 by Children's Press(CT) (first published 2008)
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Oak Lawn Public Library - Youth Services
Title: Marie Curie
Author: Mike Venezia
Pages: 32
Lexile level: 840
Recommendations & Comments:
___5 out of 5 stars


Recommendations: Author Mike Venezia delivers an accessible biography of scientist Marie Curie who discovered two chemical elements – polonium and radium. What made these two elements unique was the rays of energy, known as radiation, that they gave off. I like this book because Venezia provides understandable explanations of the science behind Curie’s discoveries while highlighting bo
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Nick
May 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
Mike Venezia has turned his short biographies into an entire cottage industry, churning them out like non-fiction lace doilies or biographical jars of jam.
The text is extremely good, very informative, and a good introduction to the subject. My only quibble is his cartoons. His format is that each volume has a cartoon on the cover, and often it's just not funny. Worse, it is then repeated on the inside, slightly modified and with a different punchline...and it's still not funny. This volume has "
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Meg
Nov 04, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Like the last 'Gettin to know' book that I read of Venezia's (Picasso), I was equally impressed with the factual information, mixed with illustrations and historical photos/paintings in a concise form for children and up. I can't wait to have kids so that I can gift them with these books. Until then, there are the nieces and nephews. :) ...more
Breanna
Sep 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
super interesting lots and lots of information
Ian Schaef
Apr 26, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a good book over all. To me it probably would be better if it was horror or mystery,but if you were looking for a good resource for a project I would definitely recommend this to you. It probably could've had more info about the pitchblend and where it came from but other than that I would say that it was a good book. ...more
Creed Coy
Apr 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
It was a good book overall. I gave it 4 stars because it could have better info about were Marie Curie got the pitchblend. The book tossed in a few jokes that were funny. Definitely I would recommend this to a little kid that wants to learn about Marie Curie. She was a very smart woman. I think this book would inspire young girls to go out and discover all sort of stuff, I would read more by this author she is a good one.
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