Marie Curie: A Brillant Life (Snapshots)by Elizabeth MacLeod
As a poor student in Paris, Marie Curie piled clothes -- and furniture -- on top of herself to keep warm at night. But Marie went on to become the first woman to win a Nobel Prize -- and also the first person to win this award twice. Marie Curie's discoveries in radiation changed the world. She became one of the most important women in science and her research is still important to scientists and doctors today. Radiation is used as a treatment for cancer and to produce electricity, kill organisms that spoil food and detect smoke in homes. This book in the Snapshots: Images of People and Places in History series introduces one of the most important women in science and her inspiring life.
- Kids Can Press, Limited
- Publication date:
- Snapshots: Images of People and Places in History Series
- Product dimensions:
- 9.00(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.95(d)
- 960L (what's this?)
- Age Range:
- 8 - 12 Years
Meet the Author
Elizabeth MacLeod has written many children's books, including nine titles in the Snapshots Biography series; numerous titles in the Kids Can Read, Kids Books Of and Kids Can Do It series; Why Do Horses Have Manes?; What Did Dinosaurs Eat?; and Monster Fliers. She lives in Toronto.
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A great book telling the reader of Marie's many amazing accomplishments. Let's us see the importance of Marie's discoveries throughout her life. I think that this well written book deserves at least four stars. From writing on Marie's childhood where she couldn't go see her mother, to when she won a Nobel prize this book gives great information on Marie Cure's life.” I was fascinated by radiation and couldn't wait to begin studying it." , shows Marie's intent fascination with learning more about her interest. Readers will be able to appreciate Elizabeth MacLeod's methods of composing this book in a way which makes learning about Marie easier and interesting. From writing a few paragraphs about her sad childhood "Marie's sister died of Typhus Fever when she was only nine and two years later her mother dies as well", to using pictures and side sentences. This book written by Elizabeth MacLeod was definitely well written and readers are able to see similarities in this book to others written like it. All in all a well written biography about the hard working life of Marie Curie. Deserving four stars at the least this book will be able to tell about Marie's childhood, education, teenage life, adulthood and much more.