Marie Curie by Kathleen Krull audiobook

Marie Curie

By Kathleen Krull
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By Kathleen Krull
Read by Tavia Gilbert

Blackstone Publishing 9780670058945

The Giants of Science Series: Book 4

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Krull presents another top-notch scientific biography in the outstanding Giants of Science series. Readers have come to expect chatty, direct narratives that develop distinct characters and place those individuals squarely in the context of both their times and their disciplines, and this account of the noted physicist’s life delivers the goods. From her childhood in an oppressed Poland, the daughter of two highly educated individuals, Curie emerges as a driven woman, determined to excel for both her parents’ and her country’s sake—this drive informing everything that followed. As in previous series entries, this offering manages to take a wildly complex subject—atomic physics—and render it comprehensible to the child listener, emphasizing the legacy Curie left behind. Curie’s personal life—her unusual (for the times) partnership with her husband, her frustration with the limitations imposed on her because of her sex, her difficulty balancing work and family—receives admiring, but frank consideration. Listeners will emerge from this account with a new appreciation for both the scientific and social advances made by Curie, whose towering achievements justly earn her a place among the “Giants.”

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Summary

Summary

Krull presents another top-notch scientific biography in the outstanding Giants of Science series.

Readers have come to expect chatty, direct narratives that develop distinct characters and place those individuals squarely in the context of both their times and their disciplines, and this account of the noted physicist’s life delivers the goods. From her childhood in an oppressed Poland, the daughter of two highly educated individuals, Curie emerges as a driven woman, determined to excel for both her parents’ and her country’s sake—this drive informing everything that followed.

As in previous series entries, this offering manages to take a wildly complex subject—atomic physics—and render it comprehensible to the child listener, emphasizing the legacy Curie left behind. Curie’s personal life—her unusual (for the times) partnership with her husband, her frustration with the limitations imposed on her because of her sex, her difficulty balancing work and family—receives admiring, but frank consideration.

Listeners will emerge from this account with a new appreciation for both the scientific and social advances made by Curie, whose towering achievements justly earn her a place among the “Giants.”

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Krull presents another top-notch scientific biography in the outstanding Giants of Science series.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review) on Marie Curie
“Krull lives up to the promise of the first two entries in her Giants of Science series with this lucid and thoughtful examination of Freud’s life, work, and legacy.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review) on Sigmund Freud
“The second title in Krull’s Giants of Science series meets, and perhaps even exceeds, expectations set by the debut, Leonardo da Vinci. Krull and Newton are a match made in heaven.” Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books (starred review) on Isaac Newton
“With an inviting, conversational narrative, this series launches with an impressive start.” Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Leonardo da Vinci
“Outstanding. A multi-faceted portrait of a genius.” School Library Journal on Giants of Science: Isaac Newton
Another standout in a uniformly stellar series.” Kirkus Reviews on Giants of Science: Albert Einstein

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Author

Author Bio: Kathleen Krull

Author Bio: Kathleen Krull

Kathleen Krull is a multi-award-winning children’s book author. She graduated from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin, and worked for four companies as a children’s book editor. While on the job, she wrote mysteries in the Trixie Belden series and other books. She then began working at home, writing her own books and getting the chance to explore subjects she’s passionate about, including history, music, and extraordinary people. Awards for her body of work include the 2011 Children’s Book Guild Nonfiction Award, Leo Politi Golden Author Award, Lucia Russell Briggs Distinguished Achievement Award, California Reading Association’s Armin R. Schulz Literacy Award for promoting social justice thru books 2016, and the International Literary Association and Greater San Diego Reading Association Celebrate Literacy Award, among others.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 2.45
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English