Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean’s Most Fearless Scientist

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An Amazon Best Book of the Month―Named a Best Children’s Book of 2017 by Parents magazine―One of New York Times’s Twelve Books for Feminist Boys and Girls! Discover the story of a woman who dared to dive, defy, and inspire. This is Shark Lady.Learning about sharks: Eugenie Clark fell in love with sharks from the first moment she saw them at the aquarium. She couldn’t imagine anything more exciting than studying these graceful creatures. But Eugenie quickly discovered that many people believed sharks to be ugly and scary―and they didn’t think women should be scientists.Sharks are beautiful: Determined to prove them wrong, Eugenie devoted her life to learning about sharks. Like Jack and the Beanstalk but under the sea, Eugenie dove down to discover a world of wonder beneath the water’s surface. She earned the name Shark Lady with her many discoveries about these beautiful creatures. Through her accomplishments, this star girl of the sea taught the world that sharks should be admired, not feared, and that women can do anything they set their minds to.Book of sharks for kids: Parents and teachers will love this new addition to the genre of the Who Was? series, in the spirit of Manfish and The Girl Who Thought in Pictures. Shark Lady is perfect for children who love magical adventures like the Magic Tree House series, inspiring friendships like The Snail and the Whale, and stories about overcoming fears like Jabari Jumps.Shark Lady is an essential book about sharks for kids and a great companion to Hark! A Shark!, The Ultimate Book of Sharks, and the Shark Coloring Book for Kids and Toddlers.

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From School Library Journal

Gr 1–4—Eugenie Clark (1922–2015) dedicated her life to studying zoology. A professor and a writer who was fascinated with sharks, she emphasized that these animals were not mindless killers. As a result of her tireless work, much of the world realized that sharks needed to be better appreciated and protected. The book is filled with bright blues and greens. The illustrations, done in Adobe Photoshop, portray Clark first as an inquisitive child and later as a tenacious scientist and a deep-sea diver. The aquatic creatures, drawn with big doe eyes, are depicted as friendly, happy creatures. Back matter includes additional information in a section titled “Shark Bites.” VERDICT A fine way to introduce young children to science.—Patricia Ann Owens, formerly at Illinois Eastern Community College, Mount Carmel

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“This biography rose to the top because it tells Clark’s story-from her childhood fascination with sharks to becoming a scientist who was able to train them-without overwhelming kids with text. “After I read this book with my 6-year-old daughter, she told me that she wanted to be a scientist,” beamed one dad. ” – Parents

“The writing flows well, keeping a clear focus on Clark and her dream, while including pertinent details from the career of “the Shark Lady,” known for her groundbreaking research and her work to change people’s perceptions of sharks… A lively introduction to an American scientist.
” – Booklist

“A tribute to the courage and indomitable will of the renowned ichthyologist. This eloquent profile follows Clark from a childhood visit to an aquarium through her demonstration that sharks can actually be trained and so are not “mindless killers” as widely supposed” – Kirkus

“The aquatic creatures, drawn with big doe eyes, are depicted as friendly, happy creatures. Back matter includes additional information in a section titled “Shark Bites.”  A fine way to introduce young children to science” – School Library Journal

“Keating (Pink Is for Blobfish) offers a lively portrait of scientist Eugenie Clark, who pursued a passion for sharks… Through Clark’s story, Keating suggests that, with perseverance, a childhood fascination can evolve into a life’s work.” – Publishers Weekly

“Commemorating a lifetime of discovery and exploration, Shark Lady, from Jess Keating, follows the extraordinary path of Eugenie Clark-inspirational scientist, professor, zoologist, deep sea diver, and champion of sharks the oceans over. Boldly hued and fluidly graceful, illustrations from Marta Álvarez Miguéns, complete with fun facts and a timeline, creatively convey Eugenie’s courage and determination as she dives into books, laboratories, education, and open waters to share her love and knowledge of the often misunderstood predators.
” – Foreword Review

“”Shark Lady” is a great book to read with a child on one’s lap, introducing him or her both to the ocean world as well as someone who defied the naysayers and became a world-renowned scientist and advocate.” – Deeper Blue

“This is an inspirational story of a woman who challenged perceptions at a time when few women were encouraged to enter the profession… a great selection for women’s history month or for units on ocean life.” – School Library Connection

” “Shark Lady” is a celebration of the wonder of nature and of a daring woman who changed the way the world saw the ocean.” – A Mighty Girl

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