Rare Treasure by Don Brown
Mary Anning and Her Remarkable Discoveries

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Before the word dinosaur was even invented, an English girl discovered a remarkable skeleton on the rocky beach at Lyme Regis. Thus began a lifelong passion for the woman who became one of the first commercial fossil collectors.
Mary Anning (1799–1847) spent her lifetime teaching herself about fossils and combing the rugged shore for ancient treasures. Her collection thrilled the public, excited the scientific community, and proved that a woman could overcome danger and social limitations to accomplish great things.

About Don Brown

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Don Brown is the award-winning author and illustrator of many picture book biographies. He has been widely praised for his resonant storytelling and his delicate watercolor paintings that evoke the excitement, humor, pain, and joy of lives lived with passion. School Library Journal has called him “a current pacesetter who has put the finishing touches on the standards for storyographies.” He lives in New York with his family.
Published June 16, 2003 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 32 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, History.

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Anning’s life has proven irresistible for picture-book creators in recent months, with Catherine Brighton’s The Fossil Girl (p.

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"Aspiring scientists will be encouraged by this inspiring portrayal of a woman who made a childhood passion into her life's work," said PW.

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