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Title:
Who was Marie Curie?
Author:
Stine, Megan, author.
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Publication Information:
New York, New York : Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, [2014]
Physical Description:
106 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Summary:
"Born in Warsaw, Poland on November 7, 1867, Marie Curie was forbidden to attend the male-only University of Warsaw, so she enrolled at the Sorbonne in Paris to study physics and mathematics. There she met a professor named Pierre Curie, and the two soon married, forming one of the most famous scientific partnerships in history. Together they discovered two elements and won a Nobel Prize in 1903. (Marie later won another Nobel for chemistry in 1911.) She died in Savoy, France, on July 4, 1934, a victim of many years of exposure to toxic radiation."--
Language:
English
Contents:
Who was Marie Curie? -- Eager to learn -- The secret school -- Hungry but happy -- Loves -- Marie's discovery -- It glows! -- Fame and fortune -- Misery -- A family of scientists.
Reading Level:
Ages 8-12.

690 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.1 1.0 168915.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 4.3 4 Quiz: 64303.
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ISBN:
9780448478968

9781480639928

9780606356985
Format :
Book

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Summary

Born in Warsaw, Poland, on November 7, 1867, Marie Curie was forbidden to attend the male-only University of Warsaw, so she enrolled at the Sorbonne in Paris to study physics and mathematics. There she met a professor named Pierre Curie, and the two soon married, forming one of the most famous scientific partnerships in history. Together they discovered two elements and won a Nobel Prize in 1903. (Later Marie won another Nobel award for chemistry in 1911.) She died in Savoy, France, on July 4, 1934, a victim of many years of exposure to toxic radiation.


Author Notes

Megan Stine has written several biographies for young readers, including Who Is Michelle Obama? and Who Was Sally Ride? She lives in Clinton, Connecticut.


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Booklist Review

Stine's profile of Curie offers younger readers both a lucid explanation of how she earned her inarguable status as the most famous woman scientist in history, and also a well-told tale with valuable insight into the obstacles notably sexism that she faced and overcame to advance her career. Along with exploring her private life in enough detail to include the public scandal that arose from her relationship with Paul Langevin, and the later lives of her children and grandchildren, the author makes Curie and her era seem less remote by writing occasionally in an informal idiom: At the end of the school year, Maria's teacher told her father that Maria was stressed out. The illustrations are staid line drawings don't really entice, but for those seeking an easier alternative to Kathleen Krull's outstanding Marie Curie (2007), this fits the bill.--Peters, John Copyright 2014 Booklist


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