Meet Marie Tharp (1920-2006), the first person to map the Earth's underwater mountain ridge, in this inspiring picture book biography from the author of Shark Lady.
JESS KEATING is a zoologist-turned-author who writes with the sort of wisdom you can only get from multiple crocodile bites and skunk sprays. Jess has been making up stories for as long as she can remember, and at the age of eight, she even started a library in her room (mainly so she could charge her brother late fees). She is the author of Shark Lady, Pink is for Blobfish, What Makes a Monster? and Cute as an Axolotl. She lives with her husband in Ontario, Canada, where she is hard at work on her next book. KATIE HICKEY is a freelance illustrator living in Cornwall, England. Having grown up in Cornwall, and also in the middle-east, Katie takes inspiration from her travels and surroundings to create characterful and atmospheric images. She has illustrated two other picture books- The Lumber Jills and Once Upon a Magic Book.
"A splendid homage to one of the science world's great thinkers."
--STARRED REVIEW, Shelf-Awareness
"Imaginative and attractive . . . the text clearly shows the intelligence, hard work, and quiet determination that led to [Tharp's] success." --Booklist
An intriguing tale of feminism, scientific exploration, imagination, focus, and resilience." --Kirkus Reviews
"A wonderful introductory biography of a woman changing the world from behind the scenes." --School Library Journal
"The text espouses curiosity and determination . . . These are pictures that reward the observant eye, a fitting choice for a book that honours the complexity and beauty of oceanographic cartography." --Quill & Quire
"Tharp's interesting story is effectively simplified for a young audience." --Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"This exuberant new picture book . . . is a tribute to an influential yet little-known scientist and the power of perseverance!" --A Mighty Girl