Young readers can discover all about the life of Mary Anning, the first paleontologist and daring fossil hunter. When Mary was little, her family was very poor and she used to help her dad to comb for shells and bones up high on dangerous cliffs. After receiving a book as a gift from a kind benefactor, she learned all about fossils. It took a lifetime to receive recognition she is now known as the mother of paleontology. This roar-some book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile.