Marie Curie Young Scientist by Beatrice Gormley
  

Marie Curie Young Scientist

Written by Beatrice Gormley
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Part of the Childhood of World Figures Series

Synopsis

Marie Curie Young Scientist by Beatrice Gormley

Marie Curie was a world-renowned scientist who made many important discoveries, as well as a great teacher and a mother, but her accomplishments didn't come easily. Born Maria Sklodovska in 1867, Marie grew up in Russia-occupied Poland where schools were not allowed to teach Polish history or language, and lab experiments were forbidden in science classes. When Marie was young, her mother and eldest sister both passed away. Marie was determined not to let hardships get in the way of her dreams. She went on to win two Nobel Prizes, one each in physics and chemistry, making her the first woman to win the award and first person ever honored with two of them. Read all about the clever young girl whose hard work lead to brilliant contributions in the field of science.

About the Author

Beatrice Gormley has written a number of books for young readers, including several titles in the History's All-Stars series, as well as biographies of Barack Obama, George W. Bush, and Laura Bush. She lives in Westport, Massachusetts.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
240 pages
Interest Age: From 8 to 12 years

Author

Beatrice Gormley
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Publisher

Aladdin an imprint of Simon & Schuster

Publication date

22nd May 2007

ISBN

9781416915454


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