When Mary Anning was little, her family was very poor. She used to help her dad to comb for shells and bones up high on dangerous cliffs. After receiving a book as a gift from a kind benefactor, Mary learned all about fossils. She continued to hunt for them and made the startling discovery of a complete skeleton of an ichthyosaur! Sadly, she wasn't allowed to study along with all the other men, but she carried on making her own discoveries — including dinosaur poo! — and advising the Geological Society when they needed help. Today, she's considered the mother of paleontology.
In this roar-some book from the Little People, BIG DREAMS series, you'll find stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the paleontologist's life, perfect for inspiring the next generation of kids whose dreams will change the world.