Who Was Marie Curie?

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Narrated by: Sarah Scott
Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
4.2 out of 5 stars (35 ratings)

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Born in Warsaw, Poland, on November 7, 1867, Marie Curie was forbidden to attend the male-only University of Warsaw, so she enrolled at the Sorbonne in Paris to study physics and mathematics. There she met a professor named Pierre Curie, and the two soon married, forming one of the most famous scientific partnerships in history. Together they discovered two elements and won a Nobel Prize in 1903. (Later, Marie won another Nobel award for chemistry in 1911.) She died in Savoy, France, on July 4, 1934, a victim of many years of exposure to toxic radiation. 

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wonderful series for children and tweens

My sons have loved this series. My younger son especially liked this one. He didn't know about Marie Curie or that period of scientific discoveries. I enjoyed listening to this, in part because of the good narration, but also remembering how inspiring I found Marie Curie's story as a young girl. Although I have sons, I imagine this would be a great book to listen to with your daughter.

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A perfect gift for curious minds

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, because it teaches kids a lot of things while it keeps them interested in.

What did you like best about this story?

It honestly reviews the challenges a great scientist faced on her way to success.

What about Sarah Scott’s performance did you like?

Wonderful! Her performance makes a readable to a listenable.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I laugh or become saddened, am worried or get relieved as the story goes.