Booklove reviews Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier at BookLove.
“Mary Anning truly was a remarkable creature. Born in 1799, she was struck by lightning at the age of one and survived. Living with her family in the village of Lyme Regis on the southern coast of Britain, little Mary spent many hours on the beach with her father searching for “curies” or “curiosities” which were in fact fossils of many prehistoric creatures such as ammonites, crinoids and belemnites. To Mary and her family, “curies” were a way to put food on the table. They collected the specimens and then sold them to the tourists who visited the coastal resort each summer.” [Click here to read the entire review.]