Remarkable Creatures

By Tracy Chevalier
(Thorndike Press, Hardcover, Large Print, 9781410422880, 471pp.)

Publication Date: January 2010

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback, Compact Disc, Paperback, Hardcover, Paperback

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“Tracy Chevalier brings history alive in Remarkable Creatures, which fictionalizes the story of Mary Anning, a young fossil hunter, who in the early 1800s made a discovery along the English seacoast that challenged the world views of geologists and theologians. Chevalier's skillful storytelling takes the reader back in history to walk in the footprints of this remarkable woman.”
-- Carol Hicks, Bookshelf At Hooligan Rocks, Truckee, CA
Selected by Indie Booksellers for the January 2010 Indie Next List


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On the windswept' fossil-strewn beaches of the English coast' Mary Anning learns that she has "the eye" -- she finds what no one else can see. When Mary uncovers an unusual fossilized skeleton' she sets the religi




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Saturday, Jan 2, 2010

Remarkable Creatures, the new novel by Tracy Chevalier, focuses on the life and work of 19th century fossil hunter Mary Anning, and how her discoveries helped change scientific understanding of the world. Chevalier is the author of Girl with a Pearl Earring. More at NPR.org

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