Lexi and Marie Curie: Saving Lives in World War I by Marian Keen

Lexi and Marie Curie: Saving Lives in World War I

byMarian Keen

Paperback | August 25, 2014

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In Lexi and Marie Curie Saving Lives in World War I, Lexi lives in France with the Curie family at the beginning of the 20th century. When injured soldiers return from the warfront, Marie realizes the need for x-ray services, and sets to work providing these to the doctors at the front. In doing so, she saves countless lives and limbs.

Lexi and Marie Curie is the second book in the series Lexi Catt's Meowmoirs--Tales of Heroic Scientists, a series of middle-grade stories for children. The first book was Lexi and Hippocrates Find Trouble at the Olympics. These meowmoirs bring to life famous people and significant milestones in science, medicine, and human development, as well as some of the events of the characters' eras, such as the Ancient Olympics and World War I.

Lexi Catt has lived eight of his nine lives, and his purrpose now is to write his tails of adventure in his meowmoirs. He has a peculiar attraction to trouble; fortunately, the strange twitch of his tail warns him when trouble is near. For this reason, he has always lived with scientists or doctors of medicine.

Books in the series include:

    • Lexi & Hippocrates Find Trouble at the Olympics

    • Lexi & Marie Curie Saving Lives during World War I

    • Look for new titles to be released soon.

Praise for Lexi & Marie Curie:

"This is a fascinating and unusual book for readers in intermediate grades. 'Lexi and Marie Curie' introduces readers to the amazing story of scientist Marie Curie, whose isolation of radium, among other discoveries, led to her being awarded the Nobel Prize in both Physics and Chemistry. Shut out of much of the formal scientific academy, Marie forges her own path, one that paves the way for her daughters and for generations of girls and women whose curiosity is sparked by 'STEM' - science, technology, engineering and math. Author Marian Keen's eye for detail draws the reader into Marie Curie's life, her triumphs and disappointments. Published to coincide with the centenary of the start of the Great War, the book brings readers back to the tremendous upheaval of this terrible conflict...'Lexi and Marie Curie' will encourage girls, in particular, not to take "no" for an answer and to rely on their wits and ingenuity to find a solution to even the most difficult problems that life throws their way."

Janine Benedet, Associate Professor of Law and Director, Centre for Feminist Legal Studies, UBC

About The Author

Marian Keen, B.S. in Education, Central Connecticut State University, has been writing in a variety of genres since the early 1980s. Marian studied middle-grade education and taught grades five and six. Her works and commentary can be found at megsbooks.com and stresstonics.com.
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Title:Lexi and Marie Curie: Saving Lives in World War IFormat:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:August 25, 2014Publisher:Influence PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1771410310

ISBN - 13:9781771410311

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Through the eyes, ears, and tail of Lexi Catt, Marian Keen brings to life the wonderful story of the Curies, told in an engaging style for children. Marian skilfully weaves in the difficulties experienced by women during that era and how they were overcome by Marie and her daughters through their dedication, skills, and knowledge. The telling of the work of Marie and the "petites Curies" during World War I is remarkable in its emotive immediacy - the reader is carried along in the scenes with them. Marian's bringing together of the history of war, the history of science, and the attitudes and ways of thinking in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, in a way that is understandable and attractive to children, is masterful.