Joan Procter, Dragon Doctor: The Woman Who Loved Reptiles

ISBN-10: 0399557253
ISBN-13: 9780399557255
Author: Valdez, Patricia
Illustrated by: Sala, Felicita
Interest Level: K-3
Publisher: Penguin Random House

Publication Date: March 2018

Copyright: 2018

Page Count: 40


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Interest Level

Grades K-3

Reading Level

Guided Reading: O
Lexile: AD800L
Accelerated Reader Level: 4.5
Accelerated Reader Points: 0.5

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Animals / Reptiles & Amphibians

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Zoology

Description
Back in the days of long skirts and afternoon teas, young Joan Procter entertained the most unusual party guests: slithery and scaly ones, who turned over teacups and crawled past the crumpets.... While other girls played with dolls, Joan preferred the company of reptiles. She carried her favorite lizard with her everywhere--she even brought a crocodile to school! When Joan grew older, she became the Curator of Reptiles at the British Museum. She went on to design the Reptile House at the London Zoo, including a home for the rumored-to-be-vicious komodo dragons. There, just like when she was a little girl, Joan hosted children's tea parties--with her komodo dragon as the guest of honor. With a lively text and vibrant illustrations, scientist and writer Patricia Valdez and illustrator Felicita Sala bring to life Joan Procter's inspiring story of passion and determination.