Stone Girl, Bone Girl: The Story of Mary Anning

Stone Girl Bone Girl The Story of Mary Anning A brief biography of the English girl whose discovery of an Ichthyosaurus skeleton in when she was twelve led to a life long interest in fossils and other important discoveries

  • Title: Stone Girl, Bone Girl: The Story of Mary Anning
  • Author: Laurence Anholt Sheila Moxley
  • ISBN: 9780531301487
  • Page: 331
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A brief biography of the English girl whose discovery of an Ichthyosaurus skeleton in 1811 when she was twelve led to a life long interest in fossils and other important discoveries.

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  • Laurence Anholt Sheila Moxley

    In a career spanning three decades, Laurence Anholt has produced over 200 children s books, which are published in than 30 languages Titles like the self illustrated Anholt s Artists series have sold many millions of copies around the world Laurence has also collaborated on numerous picture books with his wife, the artist, Catherine Anholt.Laurence s first YA Crossover novel THE HYPNOTIST was published by Penguin Random House on 6th October 2016.The Hypnotist was described by The Bookseller as gripping, powerful storytelling with a powerful anti racist message The book has been officially endorsed by Amnesty International, it was the winner of the Historical Association Young Quills Award, shortlisted for the Southern Schools Book Award and four major book awards It is currently longlisted for the Carnegie Medal 2018.Born in 1959, Laurence Anholt was brought up mainly in Holland where he developed a lasting love of Art He went on to study Painting for 8 years, culminating in a Master s Degree from the Royal Academy of Art in London Catherine and Laurence live and work in a house on a hill with studios and wild flower meadows, overlooking the sea in Devon, southwest England.Laurence s books have won many awards, including the UK s prestigious Nestl Smarties Gold Award on two occasions For than a decade, Laurence has been amongst the top 200 Most Borrowed Authors from UK libraries across all genres He was included in the Independent on Sunday s Top 10 Children s Authors in the UK and was described by William Watt as one of the most versatile authors writing for children today.Catherine and Laurence have been closely involved with a number of literacy schemes such as the UK Government funded Bookstart scheme Their publication Babies Love Books also a much loved picture book encourages parents to share books with babies from the earliest possible age Their work has taken them inside Buckingham Palace and Downing Street on several occasions.Laurence s self illustrated Anholt s Artists series, is an introduction to great artists for young children These beautiful books are used as part of the national school curriculum in many countries and are sold in galleries and museums all over the world The books, which include Frida Kahlo and the Bravest Girl in the World, Camille and the Sunflowers, Degas and the Little Dancer and The Magical Garden of Claude Monet have taken Laurence on many fascinating journeys of discovery Each scrupulously researched story is based on an actual encounter between a real child and a great artist In several instances, Laurence has been assisted by relatives of the artists or by the protagonists themselves for example, Laurence developed a long standing friendship with Sylvette David, Picasso s Girl With a Ponytail This series currently includes 10 titles and it has been adapted in many forms, including Apps for iPads, stage and TV productions and a full scale van Gogh musical which Laurence launched in Korea The Anholt s Artists books are renowned not only for their educational value, but also for their life affirming themes of aspiration, tolerance and acceptance of those who are different.Laurence Anholt is a much sought after public speaker, talking about literature and his own zany view of life at conferences all over the world.The Anholts have three grown up children, Claire and twins, Tom and Maddy Claire is an anthropologist who works for the UN in Geneva, Maddy is an actor living in London and Tom is a successful artist based in Berlin They also have twin grandchildren, Felix and Nina.Laurence Anholt s interests include art, literature, adventure travel and Buddhist meditation.For further information visit the Anholts website anholt

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  • A fascinating story about Mary Anning, the little girl who survived a lighting strike as a baby and grew to love fossils. She found many along the clay cliffs of Dorset in the early 1800s and sparked a great excitement about the "ancient creatures" eventually finding one of the most important fossil skeletons in history. I think kids fascinated by dinosaurs will be naturally drawn to this story--when I was little, I always wanted to find dinosaur bones and it would have been cool to read about a [...]


  • "Stone Girl, Bone Girl" is a brilliant biography about Mary Anning, who was known for digging up extraordinary fossils back in her day. In this tale, Mary Anning loved digging for strange rocks called "curiosities," but when she meets the Philpot sisters, who were famous scientists, they told Mary that the "curiosities" were actually fossils and that one of the fossils, that belong to a giant sea monster, is the greatest treasure of all. Will Mary find the fossil of the giant sea monster? Read t [...]


  • Every month the Children's Books group's Picture Books Club reads 6 books that have a theme. July’s topic is dinosaurs. I’d already read the other 5 books when I was finally able to pick up the 6th book today, this book. I’m so grateful this book is one of the selected books because I think it is exceptionally good and I really enjoyed it. It’s the story of an English girl, born in 1799; she lived in Lyme Regis, England, and at a tender age found a fossil of significance, and then went o [...]


  • Really my four stars are for the story of Mary Anning herself -- the narration is fine but nothing special, and the illustrations, while interesting, seemed a somewhat odd choice to accompany a story set in early-nineteenth-century England.


  • This was a great read! The illustrations were perfectly drawn to set the mood of the story. I found myself right there in the 1800's! I was very intrigued by this story, as I knew nothing about Mary Anning or where Lyme Regis was. I also always wondered about that little rhyme I use to sing as a child and was fascinated to find out where it came from. (She Sells Sea Shells) That is such a hard tongue-twister! There was a lot of information packed in this children's book; from a birth to a death [...]


  • I really enjoyed this book. It was interesting hearing about Mary Anning's life and where her interest in fossils came from. There are interesting elements of bullying and teasing which could be used as great teaching tools.


  • Stone Girl, Bone Girl: The Story of Mary Anning is a wonderful picture book biography of a twelve year old girl and her dog who discover a fossilized full skeleton of an Ichthyosaur in the cliffs above her home in Lyme Regis. The story opens with a dramatic event in which Mary is struck by lightning as a baby. The fictional account of Mary Anning's life creates a comfortable view of family life with her father igniting her passion for all things fossil related. After the death of her father 'Pep [...]


  • This is a bittersweet tale about a young girl who helped to discover many different fossils. The sad circumstances of her childhood are certainly disturbing and I would recommend this book for older children. The bullying that she endured was only tempered by the silence of her tormentors when she became famous for her discoveries. I did not know that she was the inspiration for the following tongue twister (I had only ever heard the first line before):She sells seashells by the seashore. The sh [...]


  • In Year 5 we are currently covering the topic of Mary Anning, so we used this children's story book which tells of her first Fossil find in 1811 in a child friendly manner.May Anning was born in 1799 in Lyme Regis, Dorset. She got struck by lightning at the age of one then went on to discovered the fossil of an Ichthyosaur. Although this story has been edited to be suitable for children, it has many of the facts embedded in it.The illustrations are good and weird at times but adds to the charact [...]


  • One of the VERY best biographies for children I've found! I LOVE that this book is about a young girl AND female scientists in the 1800's. This is a great introduction to fossils--plus we love the rhyme at the end--and it's really about this girl who discovered the ichthyosaur, Mary Anning. Great Great Great


  • Stone Girl, Bone Girl tells the story of Mary Anning, an extraordinarily prolific fossil hunter born in England in 1799. When Mary began fossil hunting, she did not understand the significance of what she was finding. She was just hunting for curiosities, which she could sell to tourists in Lyme to make a bit of money for her extremely poor family.Her first major find came at the age of 12, when she uncovered an ichthyosaur. Over the years as she continued to hunt in and around the cliffs of Lym [...]


  • If I had read this picture book on Mary Anning before the others I have read, it probably would have had a higher rating. However after reading other material about this young self-taught archeologist this reads more like a work of historical fiction than a biography. Several of the “facts” presented were not accurate, making me question all the information given. The most blatant being the appearance and disappearance of her dog and constant companion; who tragically died in a rock slide, n [...]


  • Mary Anning's discoveries are awe-inspiring when one reads about the small village in which she lived and the risk to those climbing the cliffs in which her first discovery was made. This picture book biography captures her life and her discoveries for the young reader. While I'm sure the face of despair that Mary wears through the book in the illustrations may reflect her rather solitary existence, what little girl would want to be like her if she always looks miserable?


  • grades 3-5fluent/independent historical/problem realismscientic discovery/dinosaurs lovers/female scientist in 1800'sstrong text and image interaction/folk art/dialogstory of Mary Anning born in 1799. Loved to dig for stone shapes in cliffs of Dorset, England.Discovers fossils and searches for remains of great sea monster.At 12 years old Mary makes one of the most important scientific discoveries of her time.


  • This is the story of Mary Anning, who endured bullying and bereavement, but found an Icthyosaurus fossil and confounded the expectations of those around her. It's an inspiring read and beautifully illustrated, though it is a long read for kindergarten ages. I'd suggest reading at home over a few nights with older K2s to really appreciate this, although children do select it in our library because the pictures are so lively.


  • A beautifully told biography with lovely illustrations and poetic word choice. This narrative follows young Mary as she discovers "curiosities" with her father that turn out to be the key to her and her mother's survival after his death and bring magic (or at least beauty) into her world in the wake of loss.


  • This isn't the first book about Mary Anning that I've read, but I might have to call it the best I've read. This one let's the reader in on the backstory of Mary's life in a way that others I've read have not. I really liked the story and the end notes were also illuminating. If you want to know about Mary Anning, this is probably the best book from which to learn it.


  • The kids and I are studying Mary Anning. We've read a couple of versions of her story. This one is well-told and illustrated, but not my favorite -- mostly because some of the major points of Mary's story are left out or changed (most curious is her brother's unnecessary absence). But I do appreciate that this one brings in the Philpot Sisters, which some others do not.


  • 6/15/11 ** Lyrical text and vivid illustrations combine to tell the story of Mary Anning, an early fossil hunter and self-taught expert on fossils. Focuses primarily on the early life experiences that led to Anning's scientific discoveries.


  • A lovely tale about the childhood of renowned fossil finder Mary Anning who made huge contributions to science and our collective understanding of biology. An inspiring and interesting story for all, especially girls.


  • We really enjoyed learning about this girl scientist! Even though the illustrations were a bit strange and the writing was a bit odd. It was especially weird how abruptly the death of Mary's father was handled.


  • I used this book for a lesson on fossils for my 3rd grade class. I think it's a great book as it's a biography (teaching reading) about Mary Anning (covering history by talking about England in 1799) and you are also teaching science by talking about fossils.


  • Rebecca and I enjoyed this book. I wasn't in love with the illustrations but I did find them very interesting in the perspective they often took. Fascinating story. Worth checking out of the library.



  • There are better books about Mary Anning for children. I've read several Mary Anning books for children (and adults), but the best for children was Mary Anning Fossil Hunter by Sally M Walker.



  • Another children's biography of Mary Anning. Lovely pictures and more detail make an improvement to The Fossil Girl by Catherine Brighton, but the author plays a little loose with the facts.


  • This true story is FASCINATING and inspiring. My dinosaur-obsessed kids hung on to every word. They really loved this book and we learned a lot. Mary Anning was quite special.




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