Back of Book: Eugenie Clark fell in love with sharks from the first moment she saw them at the aquarium. She couldn’t imagine anything more exciting than studying these graceful creatures. But Eugenie quickly discovered that many people believed sharks to be ugly and scary―and they didn’t think women should be scientists.
Determined to prove them wrong, Eugenie devoted her life to learning about sharks. After earning several college degrees and making countless discoveries, Eugenie wrote herself into the history of science, earning the nickname “Shark Lady.” Through her accomplishments, she taught the world that sharks were to be admired rather than feared and that women can do anything they set their minds to.
If you have never heard or read about the amazing Eugenic Clark then this book is a must read! Zoologist Jess Keating did an excellent job researching the Shark Lady. The text follows Eugenic from a little girl obsessed with sharks, to a woman who made some of the most profound observations about the creature that everyone else feared! I loved learning about how Eugenic helped show people that sharks are not to be feared. She trained sharks like some people trained dogs. One of the aspects of this book that make it unique is the Shark Bites page in the back of the book. It shares more information about sharks. The book also has a timeline that shares the life of Eugenic Clark. Finally, the back of the book has a note from the author that tells readers who she wanted to share the lie of the amazing Shark Lady. The illustrations in this story are lovely and show sharks in a new light. Perfect book for any nonfiction collection.
Ages 6 and up