The  Fossil Girl

The Fossil Girl

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It's 1811. Ten-year-old Mary Anning, her brother Joe, and their widowed mother are eking out a meager existence running a little fossil shop in the seaside town of Lyme Regis. After a storm wipes out most of the shop's merchandise, Mary and Joe begin the slow work of restocking the shelves. They search high and low for fossils, and one day Mary spots a huge eye in a cliff face high above the town. She resolves to bring the creature down --- no matter what the risk. The exciting discovery and recovery of the first complete fossil of an Ichthyosaurus is told in an attractive graphic novel format, perfect for reluctant readers.

Title:The Fossil Girl
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781845077327
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    The Fossil Girl Reviews

  • Manybooks

    Although generally speaking, the comic book format of Catherine Brighton's The Fossil Girl works surprisingly well (with realistically expressive illustrations that manage to show both the grandeur an...

  • Linda

    This is another book about the famous Mary Anning, who lived in Lyme Regis, England and discovered the world’s first complete fossil of an Ichthyosaurus. The format is a graphic novel, making the st...

  • Ivy

    This was a very simplistic comic book style retelling of Mary Anning. I wasn't a huge fan. It would work for littles....

  • Becky Shattuck

    This story of Mary Anning is told in a graphic novel format (but fewer than 30 pages). I think the style would make it accessible and appealing to some children.The book focuses on Anning's discovery ...

  • Raving Redcoat

    A beautifully illustrated comic book about Mary Anning, and her famed discovery of one of the first Ichthyosaurs. This book does a really good job of putting the reader into the setting of early 1800'...

  • Melanie Gaum

    This is a very simple and short telling of when Mary Anning and her brother Joseph found an ichthyosaur, but I enjoyed the illustrations and story. I wish it could have been a little longer and told m...

  • Jenna Mills

    A brilliant story of Mary Anning and how she found her first fossil. Just lovely. ...

  • Nolan Brendel

    I liked it because she was the first paleontologist and she found dinosaur bones....

  • Stella

    Beautiful illustrations and a text format children will actually read and enjoy...but, yes, the inaccuracies other reviewers have pointed out knock it down two stars. Sigh......

  • Miriam

    written like a comic strip...