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Mary Anning, born in England in 1799, made an astounding discovery at age 12 when she unearthed the first full skeleton of a giant ichthyosaur in the cliffs above her home in Lyme Regis. This incident in which she was helped by a little dog she rescued from a cemetery was the beginning of a long career that saw Mary become the worlds best-known fossil hunter. Best-selling author Laurence Anholt turns Marys fascinating life into a perfect read-aloud, while Sheila Moxleys luscious pictures vividly evoke the coastal setting and dramas of Mary's exciting life.
Mary Anning is probably the world's best-known fossil-hunter. As a little girl, she found a fossilised sea monster, the most important prehistoric discovery of its time. Best-selling author Laurence Anholt turns Mary's fascinating life into a beautiful story, ideal for reading aloud. Sheila Moxley's luscious pictures vividly evoke the coastal setting and the real-life dramas of this spectacular tale.