Joan Procter, Dragon Doctor The Woman Who Loved Reptiles

Author(s): Patricia Valdez; Felicita Sala (Illustrator)

Picture Books

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

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.


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780399557255
  • : Random House Children's Books
  • : Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • : March 2018
  • : .35 Inches X 8.88 Inches X 11.25 Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Hardback
  • : English
  • : 40
  • : Patricia Valdez; Felicita Sala (Illustrator)