I lost the book somewhere to our library boxes. I’ll reopen the goal when I find it. Gremlins hid it over the summer.
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It was AWESOME! — 6 years ago
You have to get your mind into the right place, but old English Literature is totally exciting. If you like action and adventure, hero epics or sci-fi, this story is at the heart of everything. I was really glad my family gave it to me to read. I will definately be reading it again in the future.
This book is an extremely well written and family oriented book. I enjoyed reading it aloud to the younger kids because the book taught me about an important historical figure in the field of archeology.
The book describes how a poverty stricken young girl in the early 1800’s, Mary Anning, made it her mission to find prehistoric fossils (which she originally sold as novelty items and used the money to help support her family). Both she and her brother used to work together as a team to find fossils, and the story explains how once they were grown Mary continued her work alone.
With a keen eye, Mary collected and was able to preserve many fossils that were extremely rare and most were previously unknown to sciences of her age. Some of her most interesting fossil finds were a Pterodactyl and Icthyosaurus.
During her time, Mary became a well respected woman in the scientific world and her fossil collections are still on display today. Scientists valued her work and appreciated her opinions of the fossils. She earned the respect of male scientists by researching her own science books to figure out what the prehistoric world was like.
Even though this book is written primarily for young children, it is engaging for grown ups and older children participating in any read aloud activities. Kids should read this book because it captures the mind in a way that makes the book fun to read. Familys should read this book together because it brings a great opportunity to openly discuss history, science, and gender roles.
Why I want to consume "Bananas" — 7 years ago
We are studying the 1960’s and 1970’s in American Civics/History. Earlier tonight we watched a long interview of Woody Allen on the “Dick Cavet Show” from the early 1970’s. “Bananas” was playing on the classic movie chanel tonight and is a comedy set late in the Hippie era so we are watching—plus Woody Allen is really funny so watching this movie is easy.
There is a cameo appearance in this film by Sylvester Stallone and also Howard Cosell.