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An uplifting and touching tale of strength, science and sisterhood
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month January 2021
The story of the brilliant scientist Marie Curie, the chemist/ physicist who made life saving discovery in medicine and won the Nobel Prize for her work has long been an inspiration to all budding scientists. Marie Curie overcame much prejudice against women scientists to succeed as she did and, in doing so, opened the doors for future generations of women. But Marie Curie had another important role as an inspiration to future generations: she was the mother of two scientists who also grew up to become women scientists in their own right. This rounded life of Marie Curie and her daughters is beautifully realised in words and pictures by sisters Imogen and Isobel Greenberg in a book that will encourage all readers to take bold steps in life.
Julia Eccleshare's Picks for January 2021
Little Owl's Bathtime by Debi Gliori
A Shelter for Sadness by Anne Booth
I Want My Potty! by Tony Ross
Marie Curie and Her Daughters by Imogen Greenberg
I Don't Like Books. Never. Ever. The End. by Emma Perry
You Can't Take an Elephant on the Bus by Patricia Cleveland-Peck and David Tazzyman
One Dog and His Boy by Eva Ibbotson
Imagine someone told you that your dream could never come true. What would you do?
Meet Marie Curie.
Shy and reserved, she loved science more than anything else in the world. But she lived at a time when women couldn't be scientists. Marie followed her passion and is now remembered for her game-changing discoveries.
But while she tinkered away with test tubes and experimented with a glow-in-the-dark chemical elements, Marie became a mother.
Irene and Eve grew up to be fiercely independent and determined women just like their mother, and had many adventures of their own.
Join these three incredible women in this gorgeously illustrated book as they save lives during WWI and WWII, win Nobel Prizes, overcome tragedies, travel all around the world and change the history of science forever.
|Publication date:||21st January 2021|
|Publisher:||Bloomsbury Childrens Books an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC|
|Year Groups:||Key Stage 2|
|Topics:||History, People / Places, Science, Work / Industry|
Isabel Greenberg is an award-winning London based illustrator, comic artist and writer. She has had two graphic novels published The Encyclopedia of Early Earth (Best Book Award at the 2013/14 British Comic Awards) and The One Hundred Nights of Hero, and illustrated Bloomsbury's retelling of The Story of Tutankhamun. Isabel has worked with The Guardian, Nobrow Press, The National Trust and the New York Times. In 2011 she won The Observer Jonathan Cape Graphic Short Story Prize. Imogen Greenberg is a London-based writer. She has four children's books published in collaboration with award-winning illustrator Isabel Greenberg. Imogen and Isabel Greenberg collaborated to ...More About Imogen Greenberg