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Examines the life of the Polish-born scientist who, with her husband Pierre, was awarded a 1903 Nobel Prize for discovering radium.
"This well-written account of the life and work of the Polish-born French chemist provides and in-depth look at the person as well as the scientist whose work with radioactivity led to two Nobel Prizes."--The Horn Book Guide
"An intelligent chronicle of Curie's life, from her struggle to educate herself in Russian-occupied Poland to her successes in France; her pioneering work with her husband; and her troubles and triumphs after his death.... A perceptive and informative biography."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"A fascinating profile that combines personal information not found in other YA resources with a fairly detailed account of Curie's research.... A chronology and an extensive bibliography round out a book that will be a valuable addition to both school and public library collections."--Booklist
"While there are a number of effective biographies of Marie Curie available, this one has the advantage of focusing attention on the scientific aspects of her discoveries and presenting her life for an older audience."--School Library Journal