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Joan Procter, Dragon Doctor: The Woman Who Loved Reptiles

Written by Patricia Valdez & illustrated by Felicita Sala
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Jan 1, 2018
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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.

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Who Wrote Joan Procter, Dragon Doctor: The Woman Who Loved Reptiles

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Patricia Valdez

Patricia Valdez is a scientist who loves writing for children. She earned her Ph.D. in Molecular and Cell Biology from the University of California, Berkeley and currently works at the National Institutes of Health. Originally from Texas, she now lives in the Washington, D.C. area. This is her first picture book.

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Who Illustrated Joan Procter, Dragon Doctor: The Woman Who Loved Reptiles

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Felicita Sala

Felicita is a self taught illustrator. She graduated in Philosophy from the University of Western Australia. She has illustrated several picture books, such as Mr.Crum’s Potato Predicament, Big Foot and Little Foot, She Made a Monster and Ode to an Onion. She is the author and illustrator of Lunch at n.10, Pomegranate Street. She draws inspiration from folk art and music, mid-century illustration, byzantine iconography, nature, and children. She lives in Rome with her husband and their daughter, Nina.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9780399557255
Publication Date:
January 1, 2018
Library of Congress Number (LCCN):
2017020650
ASIN/ISBN 10:
0399557253
Lexile® Level:
AD800L
ATOS® Book Level:
4.5
Accelerated Reader® Points:
0.5
Accelerated Reader Quiz:
197453
Accelerated Reader Interest Level:
LG

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