Monday, July 24, 2017

Kid Lit: Shark Lady

I received this book for free from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 


Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean's Most Fearless Scientist by Jess Keating

Goodreads Summary:
At 9 years old, Eugenie Clark developed an unexpected passion for sharks after a visit to the Battery Park Aquarium in New York City. At the time, sharks were seen as mindless killing machines, but Eugenie knew better and set out to prove it. Despite many obstacles in her path, Eugenie was able to study the creatures she loved so much. From her many discoveries to the shark-related myths she dispelled, Eugenie's wide scientific contributions led to the well-earned nickname "Shark Lady."

My Thoughts:
This book is about one girl's dream and how she made it come true. Eugenie Clark always loved sharks, and she wanted to study them when she grew up. Despite many people discouraging her against following her dream, she studied hard and finally got to study sharks. She made many important discoveries about them and showed the world that sharks are smart animals.

This book is both interesting and inspiring. It's written in a fun and engaging way. It's perfect for parents or teachers looking to share true stories with their children, but it's also a great read for anyone. It's not boring or preachy.

The end has facts about sharks and a timeline of Eugenie's life. I really enjoy when there are additional resources in non-fiction books. It gives adults and older children more information on the topic if they're interesting.

This book is a great read.

My Rating: 4 Stars

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