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The Resource Remarkable creatures, Tracy Chevalier

Remarkable creatures, Tracy Chevalier

Label
Remarkable creatures
Title
Remarkable creatures
Statement of responsibility
Tracy Chevalier
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On the windswept, fossil-strewn beaches of the English coast, poor and uneducated Mary Anning learns that she has a unique gift: "the eye" to spot fossils no one else can see. When she uncovers an unusual fossilized skeleton in the cliffs near her home, she sets the religious community on edge, the townspeople to gossip, and the scientific world alight. After enduring bitter cold, thunderstorms, and landslips, her challenges only grow when she falls in love with an impossible man. Mary soon finds an unlikely champion in prickly Elizabeth Philpot, a middle-class spinster who shares her passion for scouring the beaches. Their relationship strikes a delicate balance between fierce loyalty, mutual appreciation, and barely suppressed envy, but ultimately turns out to be their greatest asset
Summary
Marked for greatness after being struck by lightning in infancy, Mary Anning discovers a fossilized skeleton near her 19th century home that triggers attacks on her character and upheavals throughout the religious, scientific, and academic communities
Tone
Award
Amelia Bloomer List, 2011
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
332609
Cataloging source
BT
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Chevalier, Tracy
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3553.H4367
LC item number
R46 2010b
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Anning, Mary
  • Philpot, Elizabeth
  • Women paleontologists
  • Female friendship
  • Fossils
  • Discoveries in science
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Historical / General
Target audience
adult
Label
Remarkable creatures, Tracy Chevalier
Instantiates
Copyright
Note
"A novel"--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
19980362
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First printing.
Extent
312 pages
Isbn
9780525951452
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2009047614
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Remarkable creatures, Tracy Chevalier
Copyright
Note
"A novel"--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
19980362
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First printing.
Extent
312 pages
Isbn
9780525951452
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2009047614
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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