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Joan Procter, Dragon Doctor: The Woman Who Loved Reptiles

Joan Procter, Dragon Doctor: The Woman Who Loved Reptiles
 

A picture-book biography of the early 20th-century woman who became the Curator of Reptiles at the British Museum and went on to design the Reptile House at the London Zoo.

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ISBN 9780399557255
Barcode 9780399557255
Published 18 June 2018 by Random House
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Valdez, Patricia
By Sala, Felicita
Availability Internationally sourced (OOS locally); allow 2-3 weeks for delivery

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ISBN-13 9780399557255
ISBN-10 0399557253
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (OOS locally); allow 2-3 weeks for delivery
Publisher Random House
Imprint Random House Books for Young Readers
Publication Date 18 June 2018
International Publication Date 13 March 2018
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Valdez, Patricia
By Sala, Felicita
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Number of Pages 40
Dimensions Width: 216mm
Height: 279mm
Spine: 13mm
Weight 426g
Interest Age 4-8 years
Reading Age 4-8 years
Library of Congress Reptiles, Zoo keepers, Reptiles - Research, London Zoo (London, England), Procter, Joan
NBS Text Pre-school & Early Learning
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code B
Catalogue Code 909635

Description of this Book

For fans of Ada Twist- Scientist comes a fascinating picture book biography of a pioneering female scientist--who loved reptiles!Back in the days of long skirts and afternoon teas, young Joan Procter entertained the most unusual party guests- slithery and scaly ones, who turned over teacups and crawled past the crumpets.... While other girls played with dolls, Joan preferred the company of reptiles. She carried her favorite lizard with her everywhere--she even brought a crocodile to school!When Joan grew older, she became the Curator of Reptiles at the British Museum. She went on to design the Reptile House at the London Zoo, including a home for the rumored-to-be-vicious komodo dragons. There, just like when she was a little girl, Joan hosted children's tea parties--with her komodo dragon as the guest of honor.With a lively text and vibrant illustrations, scientist and writer Patricia Valdez and illustrator Felicita Sala bring to life Joan Procter's inspiring story of passion and determination.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Whimsical artwork and an empowering story make this biography of a lesser-known woman scientist truly charming. --Booklist starred review

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Author's Bio

Patricia Valdez is a scientist who loves writing for children. She earned her Ph.D. in Molecular and Cell Biology from the University of California, Berkeley and currently works at the National Institutes of Health. Originally from Texas, she now lives in the Washington, D.C. area. This is her first picture book. Felicita Sala is a self taught illustrator who studied Philosophy at the University of Western Australia. She has worked on several animation projects, but her passion is making picture books. Felicita lives in Rome with her husband and their daughter. Visit her online at FelicitaSala.com, FelicitaSala.blogspot.com, and Instagram.com/felicita.sala/

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