Buy Used
£4.11
+ £2.80 UK delivery
Used: Good | Details
Sold by Brit-Books
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: This is an Ex-library copy Simply Brit: We have dispatched from our UK warehouse books of good condition to over 1 million satisfied customers worldwide. We are committed to providing you with a reliable and efficient service at all times.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Stone Girl, Bone Girl Paperback – Illustrated, 4 May 2000


See all 6 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover
"Please retry"
£19.95
Paperback, Illustrated, 4 May 2000
£4.11


Product details

  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Corgi Childrens; New edition edition (4 May 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0552545996
  • ISBN-13: 978-0552545990
  • Product Dimensions: 23.7 x 0.5 x 28.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,227,780 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

In a career spanning three decades, LAURENCE ANHOLT has produced over 200 children's books, which are published in more than 30 languages. His books have won numerous awards, including the prestigious Nestlé Smarties Gold Award on two occasions.

Titles such as the hilarious SERIOUSLY SILLY STORIES and the self-illustrated ANHOLT'S ARTISTS series have sold many millions of copies around the world. Laurence has also collaborated on numerous picture books with his wife, the artist, Catherine Anholt.

Laurence's debut novel for Young Adults will be published by Penguin Random House in January 2016. THE HYPNOTIST is an extraordinary tale of prejudice and tolerance set in the Deep South of America in 1963 - A slice of history, a sprinkle of magic realism and a twist of humour!

Born in 1959, Laurence Anholt was brought up mainly in Holland where he developed a lasting love of Art. He went on to study Painting for 8 years, culminating in a Master's Degree from the Royal Academy of Art in London. Catherine and Laurence live and work in a house on a hill with studios and wild flower meadows, overlooking the sea in Devon, southwest England.

For more than a decade, Laurence has been amongst the top 200 Most Borrowed Authors from UK libraries across all genres. He was included in the Independent on Sunday's Top 10 Children's Authors in the UK and was described by William Watt as "one of the most versatile authors writing for children today".

Catherine and Laurence have been closely involved with a number of literacy schemes such as the UK Government funded Bookstart scheme. Their publication Babies Love Books (also a much-loved picture book) encourages parents to share books with babies from the earliest possible age. Their work has taken them inside Buckingham Palace and Downing Street on several occasions.

Laurence's self‐illustrated ANHOLT'S ARTISTS series, is an introduction to great artists for young children. This multi-million selling series is used as part of the national school curriculum in many countries and is sold in galleries and museums all over the world. The books, which include CAMILLE AND THE SUNFLOWERS, DEGAS AND THE LITTLE DANCER and THE MAGICAL GARDEN OF CLAUDE MONET have taken Laurence on many fascinating journeys of discovery. Each scrupulously researched story is based on an actual encounter between a real child and a great artist. In several instances, Laurence has been assisted by relatives of the artists or by the protagonists themselves - for example, Laurence developed a long-standing friendship with Sylvette David, Picasso's Girl With a Ponytail. This series currently includes 9 titles and it has been adapted in many forms, including Apps for iPads, stage and TV productions and a full scale van Gogh musical which Laurence launched in Korea. The Anholt's Artists books are renowned not only for their educational value, but also for their life-affirming themes of aspiration, tolerance and acceptance of those who are different.

Laurence Anholt is a much sought after public speaker, talking about literature and his own zany view of life at conferences such as the European Council of International Schools Conference, the Society of Authors' Bi-Annual Conference and the Edinburgh Festival.

The Anholts have three grown up children, Claire and twins, Tom and Maddy. Claire is an anthropologist who works for the UN Secretariat in New York, Maddy is an actor living in London and Tom is a successful artist based in Berlin.

Laurence Anholt's interests include art, literature, adventure travel and Buddhist meditation.

For further information visit the Anholts' website: http://www.anholt.co.uk

Follow Laurence on Twitter: @LaurenceAnholt

Product Description

Amazon Review

Many children today are fascinated by fossils and dinosaurs and this interesting book will appeal to them. Designed for the confident reader and made accessible by an illustrated format and large typeface, this is the true story of Mary Anning, born in Lyme Regis Dorset in 1799, and describes her lifelong fascination with collecting fossils. At the time, this was a most unusual hobby, especially for a girl, and the title of the book, Stone Girl Bone Girl, is part of a rhyme made up by the other children of the town to tease young Mary.

The story begins when Mary survives being stuck by lightning as a baby, an event which her father, a carpenter named Pepper, believed made her special from the start. It is he who first shows her the curiosities to be found in the cliffs around Lyme Regis and teaches her their names: ‘Thunderbolts, Fairy's Hearts, Crocodile's Teeth and Devils Toenails'. When Pepper is employed to make a cabinet for two lady scientists, however, they teach Mary that the correct name for her collection is ‘fossils' and that somewhere in the cliffs they believe there is the skeleton of a great sea monster. Accompanied by the rich greens and purples and the striking visual style of Sheila Moxley's wonderful illustrations the story tells of Mary's eventual success in her search for the fossilised Ichthyosaurus, and the fame and respect this brought her. This book is much the tale of a child who dared to be a little different as it is a description of an important chapter in the history of fossil hunting.

A brief biography of Mary Anning at the end of the book tells of the importance of her discoveries in the build-up to the publication of Darwin's Origin of Species and her story will surely inspire young readers to follow their dreams as Mary followed hers. --Alison Jardine --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Review

An enjoyable story. The somewhat cartoon-like illustrations - making beautiful use of rich colours that saturate the page - may appeal to slightly younger readers. (PRS) --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

Inside This Book (Learn More)
Browse and search another edition of this book.
First Sentence
When Mary Anning was a baby she was struck by lightning. Read the first page
Explore More
Concordance
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Excerpt | Back Cover
Search inside this book:

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By SJ Minchin on 4 Sept. 2010
Format: Paperback
This book has history, meaning, and a good story close to home. My 6yr old daughter loved it as it was just as her interest for dinosaurs was intensifying, and we had recently returned from a fossil hunting trip to Lyme Regis. Good price & good quality illustrations.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 18 Jun. 2001
Format: Paperback
This is the story of Mary Anning, the girl who discovered a dinosaur fossil near the town of Lyme Regis in Dorset. The illustrations are fantastic, with unusual detail and a dream-like quality that appeals to all ages.The book inspired my 7 yr old to go fossil hunting on our holiday in Lyme, and my 3 yr old liked the simple repetition and rhyming.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Meadoward on 21 May 2011
Format: Paperback
Shared with Year 3 children whilst studying Rocks and Soils. They have been inspired by the story of Mary Anning as she was a child herself when she found the fossils. Now, my class are all fossil hunters! Lovely book with pretty illustrations.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Fantastic book. Images and story that captures the imagination of my 4 and 6 year old children and everyone who happens to read the book to them. My daughter wants to move to Lyme Regis now! Can highly recommend. Not just an educational book, but a lovely story with many different layers as well.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I knew about Mary Anning and was trying to find a way to teach my 4 and 5 year old about her. My 5 year old loves it. We are planning on visiting Lyme Regis and it was a great way to introduce this amazing woman to our children. I would definitely recommend.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Despite the hurdle of the name calling (though lets face it, kids will do it, so it has to be dealt with, and Anholt handles it sensitively) this is another great Anholt insight. We love his stories in general, this one has inspired us to go fossil hunting
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
A lovely story with simple and unusual illustrations. My 5 year old daughter loves this story, and it compliments her interest in dinosaurs and fossils brilliantly and yet is a touching and inspirational account of Mary Anning's discoveries.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
The story seems a good match to the real story and the children in my class enjoyed comparing it to other versions I'm not a huge fan of the illustrations but my 7/8 years olds think they look good
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again


Feedback