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Nitty Gritty 1: Memory Bones

Nitty Gritty 1: Memory Bones
 

In the earliest years of the nineteenth century, Mary Anning spends her days scouring the cliffs near her Dorset home. She looks for the fossilised remains of sea creatures to sell to the gentry for money to feed her stricken family. Only Mary seems to have the determination and ... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781442524798
Barcode 9781442524798
Published 30 October 2009 by Pearson Education
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Faranda, Melaina
Series Nitty Gritty Novels. Series I

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ISBN-13 9781442524798
ISBN-10 1442524790
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 7-15 working days
Publisher Pearson Education
Imprint Pearson Education New Zealand
Publication Date 30 October 2009
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Faranda, Melaina
Series Nitty Gritty Novels. Series I
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Award Winning
Historical Fiction
AU, NZ & South Pacific Books
New Zealand & Related
Interest Age Children
Reading Age Children
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile;Primary and secondary/elementary and high school
Number of Pages Not specified
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Dewey Code 823.3
Catalogue Code 109327

Description of this Book

I was fascinated by the daily treasure hunt ... There were memories in those stones. Memories of another age, another time, when creatures that seemed like impossible dreams had lived on the earth . In the earliest years of the nineteenth century, as Napoleon Bonaparte's war ships patrol the English coastline, Mary Anning spends her days scouring the cliffs near her Dorset home. She looks for the fossilised remains of long-vanished sea creatures to sell to the gentry for money to feed her stricken family. Her beloved father, once a thriving cabinet-maker, is now broken in body and spirit and her mother has lost too many children to poverty and ill-fortune to love those who remain. Only Mary seems to have the determination and passion to find a way to save them all.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Short-listed for CLL Educational Publishing Awards: Best Book or Series in Primary Publishing 2010

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Author's Bio

Australian author Melaina Faranda is a prolific writer of books for young people. She is the author of an international Young Adult series: The Circle, and other titles include Jack No Name (NG3), Avatar, The Glass Boy and Stand Up! (MainSails). She is also an English teacher and has taught and given creative writing workshops in schools throughout Australia and the UK.

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