With her lovely voice and proper British accent, narrator Moira Quirk brings gravitas to the story of a poor, uneducated girl who became a trailblazing scientist. As a child in the early 1800s, Mary Anning loved to hunt for fossils along the beaches and cliffs of Lyme Regis, where she grew up in southwest England. Collecting was more than an enjoyable pastime; the sale of her fossils to wealthy scholars and collectors helped her impoverished family survive. Though she rarely received credit, her discoveries of previously unknown dinosaur species advanced paleontological knowledge. Quirk's narration infuses this biography with charm and drama, and seems to reflect a genuine admiration of Anning's scientific contributions, as well as her intelligence and independence. S.C. © AudioFile 2022, Portland, Maine [Published: MARCH 2022]
Trade Ed. Harper Audio 2022
DD ISBN 9780358639534 $13.99
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