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For fans of Ada Twist- Scientist comes a fascinating picture book biography of a pioneering female scientist--who loved reptiles.

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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.

Felicita Sala is a self taught illustrator who studied Philosophy at the University of Western Australia. She has worked on several animation projects, but her passion is making picture books. Felicita lives in Rome with her husband and their daughter. Visit her online at FelicitaSala.com, FelicitaSala.blogspot.com, and Instagram.com/felicita.sala/

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"Whimsical artwork and an empowering story make this biography of a lesser-known woman scientist truly charming."--Booklist, starred review

"An inspirational biography with exciting depictions of a variety of reptiles, including a pet Komodo dragon, that will keep any child interested--whether reading on their own or with a group."--School Library Journal, starred review "Valdez paints a portrait of a unique woman whose love for reptiles developed into a gratifying career."--Publishers Weekly, starred review

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