Remarkable Creatures (Hardcover, Large Print)

By Tracy Chevalier

Thorndike Press, 9781410422880, 471pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 2010

Summer '11 Reading Group List

“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
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January 2010 Indie Next List

“Tracy Chevalier brings history alive in Remarkable Creatures, which fictionalizes the story of Mary Anning, a young fossil hunter, who in the early 1800s makes a discovery along the English seacoast that challenges 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
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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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