Marie Curie

Little Guides to Great Lives

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Isabel Thomas

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Marie Curie was a brilliant scientist who coined the term ‘radioactivity’, discovered polonium and radium, and helped develop treatments for cancer. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, but her dedication to physics ultimately caused her death from radiation.

From artists to aviators and scientists to revolutionaries, Little Guides to Great Lives is a brand new series of small-format guides introducing children to the most inspirational figures from history in a fun, accessible way. Launching with Leonardo da Vinci, Marie Curie, Nelson Mandela and Amelia Earhart, Little Guides to Great Lives tells the stories of the most amazing people from all over the world and across history, with colourful illustrations and fresh design to bring their incredible stories to life.

Additional information

Weight 226 g
Dimensions 15.5 x 19.7 cm
Publisher name Laurence King Publishing Ltd
Publication date 1 June 2018
Number of pages 64
Format Hardback
Contributors Illustrated by Anke Weckmann
Dimensions 15.5 x 19.7 cm
Weight 226 g

Isabel Thomas is a science writer and children's author who has been shortlisted for the Royal Society Young People's Book Prize, the ASE Science Book of the Year, and the Blue Peter Book Awards. Isabel also writes for children's science magazines Whizz Pop Bang and The Week Junior Science + Nature, and for outreach projects. She is a primary school governor and parent of three young sons.

Anke Weckmann is a German-born freelance illustrator, who honed her craft at Camberwell College of Art and Kingston University. Her clients include the Times, the Guardian, and Time Out New York. She lives in London.