|Marie Curie (Little guides to great lives)|
Author: Thomas, Isabel
The biography of the brilliant scientist who coined the term radioactivity, discovered polonium and radium, and helped develop treatments for cancer.
Full Text Reviews:
Booklist - 09/01/2018 Adorable isn’t a typical term for biographies, but the textured and patterned covers, with tiny symbols relevant to each historical figure, give a quaint appeal to these volumes in the Little Guides to Great Lives series. Although each biography is illustrated by a different artist, the visual charm continues with digitally enhanced artwork rendered in pleasing color combinations (pinks and greens; reds, yellows, and blues; etc.). Inside these British imports, too, are the stories—from early childhood to leading influences to inspiring achievements—of some of the world’s greatest thinkers and doers. Marie Curie presents this scientist’s research, discoveries, and Nobel Prizes in Physics and Chemistry as well as the significance of her accomplishments in a time when science was a male-dominated field. Combining quotes (although not all sources are provided), maps, lists, and time lines with nontraditional features, these biographies will engage reluctant and avid readers alike. - Copyright 2018 Booklist.