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Little Guides to Great Lives

Marie Curie

Isabel Thomas, Anke Weckmann (Illustrator)


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Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (6/28/2022)
Paperback (6/28/2022)
Hardcover, Spanish (6/1/2019)
Paperback (6/28/2022)
Hardcover (6/5/2018)
Hardcover, Chinese (1/7/2021)
Hardcover, Chinese (1/7/2021)
Hardcover, Chinese (1/7/2021)
Hardcover, Chinese (1/7/2021)
Hardcover, Chinese (1/7/2021)


Marie Curie was a brilliant scientist who coined the term "radioactivity," discovered polonium and radium, and helped develop treatments for cancer. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, but her dedication to physics ultimately caused her death from radiation.

From artists to aviators and scientists to revolutionaries, the Little Guides to Great Lives series tells the stories of the most amazing people from all over the world and across history, with colorful illustrations and fresh design to bring their incredible stories to life.

Laurence King Publishing, 9781510230309, 64pp.

Publication Date: September 13, 2022

About the Author

Isabel Thomas (Author)
Isabel Thomas studied Human Sciences at the University of Oxford. She is a science writer and children's author who has been shortlisted for the Royal Society Young People's Book Prize, the ASE Science Book of the Year, and the Blue Peter Book Awards. Isabel also writes for children's science magazines Whizz Pop Bang and The Week Junior Science + Nature, and for science outreach projects. She is a primary school governor and parent of three young sons.

Anke Weckmann (Illustrator)
Anke Weckmann is originally from a small town in northern Germany, and now lives in London. She studied illustration at Camberwell College of Art and Kingston University and works as a freelance illustrator. Her work is hand-inked on paper and digitally colored. Drawing is her favorite thing to do. Her selected clients include Abrams Books, Channel 4, Die Gestalten Verlag, Frankie magazine, Laurence King Publishing, The Guardian, The Times and Time Out New York.