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Marie Curie and the Power of Persistence
By (author): Karla Valenti Illustrated by: Annalisa Beghelli With: Micaela Crespo Quesada Dr.
9781728213569 Hardcover , Picture book English Children/juvenile: Interest age, years 4 - 8 Apr 07, 2020
$24.99 CAD
Active 8.75 x 11.25 x 0.43 in | 480 gr 48 pages Sourcebooks Sourcebooks Explore
JUVENILE FICTION / Science & Nature / General

Meet Marie Curie. Famous physicist, chemist, and... superhero?

What if superheroes didn't have supernatural powers but instead were humans with amazing brain power? What if superheroes were scientists?

Super Evil Nemesis is determined to stop Marie Curie and the spread of knowledge. When he sends one of his craftiest minions on a mission to try all the tricks he knows, Marie Curie mustuse her brains and will to fight against all the obstacles that come her way. But is it enough?

Can she prevent Super Evil Nemesis from taking over the world? Does she have the power to become one of the most influential scientists in history? Only time will tell...

This first book in the My Super Science Heroes series uses a fictionalized storytelling approach to teach readers about Curie's amazing achievements, and is sure to empower them to become superheroes themselves!

Includes a scientific glossary and detailed information on Marie Curie's scientific accomplishments.

Published in partnership with the Marie Curie Alumni Association, a nonprofit dedicated to promote research and curiosity and to enhance research and professional collaboration.

Karla Arenas Valenti is a children's book author with a bilingual background and law degree. She has lived all over the world but currently resides in the Chicagoland area with her husband and children. Annalisa Beghelli is a former architect turned graphic designer and illustrator. She studied at MiMaster in Milan and currently lives in Italy. Micaela Crespo Quesada is a researcher and scientific project manager with a PhD in Chemical Engineering.

In addition to being packed with biographical information and detailed illustrations, My Super Science Heroes drives home some of the qualities behind successful scientists. The books show young readers that just because we encounter problems doesn't mean we have to let them get in the way of our goals, or of what we believe is right.

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