Marie Curie

Marie Curie

Book - 2017
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In the Little People, Big Dreams series, discover the lives of outstanding people from designers and artists to scientists. All of them went on to achieve incredible things, yet all of them began life as a little child with a dream. The book follows Marie Curie, whose love of learning helped her to revolutionize the fight against cancer with her discovery of radium and polonium. This inspiring and informative little biography comes with extra facts about Marie's life at the back.
Publisher: [London] : Frances Lincoln Children's Books, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781847809629
1847809626
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 25 cm.

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cmlibrary_ecrites Aug 24, 2017

This is another wonderful installment in the Little People, Big Dreams series of biographies for younger readers. As with the others, Marie Curie's story is told in brief, simple sentences that are accompanied by lovely illustrations. I flipped between the two spreads illustrating her Nobel Prize wins a few times because they are very affecting. On the second one, in the seat that Pierre occupied the first time there is only a shadow in the seat to illustrate his absence. It is a very sweet and subtle way to express her loss while acknowledging and celebrating her accomplishments. As with the others, it ends with a positive message encouraging young readers to follow their dreams and work hard for what they want.

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