Stone Girl, Bone Girl: The Story of Mary Anning

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Scholastic Inc., 1999 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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Details the fascinating story of twelve-year-old Mary Anning, who, along with her beloved doggie, discovered a giant fossilized skeleton in the cliffs near her home and became a celebrity and reveals that the beloved tongue-twister "She Sells Sea Shells" was about Mary.

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User Review  - AbigailAdams26 - LibraryThing

Struck by lightning as an infant, Mary Anning was an unusual young girl from the very beginning, but it was her father's gift of a "snakestone," found in the clay cliffs near their home in Lyme Regis ... Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

To the true story of Mary Anning, a pre-Darwin fossil hunter who made a major discovery at the age of 11, Anholt adds a folklorish spin. Derided by other children and set apart by surviving a bolt of ... Read full review

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About the author (1999)

Laurence Anholt spent his early childhood in Holland where he developed a passion for Art. Before he attended school for his passion, Anholt worked as a Hotel-Night-Receptionist, a Carpenter, a Schoolteacher and an Art Lecturer, among various other odd jobs. Anholt studied painting for eight years and earned a Master's Degree from the Royal Academy of Art in London. He met his wife and partner Catherine at the Falmouth School of Art in Cornwall. The first books the husband and wife team published were about a small pig called Truffles, in 1983 for their oldest daughter, Claire. Laurence writes all of their books and Catherine has illustrated about half of them. Laurence also illustrates his own books, in particular the bestselling series about great artists. Their work has won many awards, including the Nestlé Smarties Gold Award, the Kids' Club Network Award, the Right Start Toy and Book Award three times, the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award twice, the English Association Four to Eleven Awards twice, the US Children's Media Award and the CCBC Choices 2001 twice. They have over 70 children's titles in print. Anholt is also a public speaker and has made appearances at the European Council of International Schools Conference, The UK's Northern Children's Book Festival, the Cheltenham Festival, the Edinburgh Festival and the Hay-on-Wye Festival. He also helped to judge the prestigious Nestlé Smarties Award.

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