An engaging biography of Madame Curie’s life written for younger readers, The Radium Woman by Eleanor Doorly chronicles the life and work of one of science’s brilliant women. Detailing all aspects of her years, from early childhood to winning a Nobel prize, this charming edition for children brings the story of Madame Curie vividly to life.
Adapted from the 1937 biography written by Marie Curie’s daughter Ève, this classic children’s edition begins with a five-year-old Manya Sklodovski (Marie Curie’s birth name) living in occupied Poland. The first chapters follow Manya and her daily difficulties growing up in Warsaw under Russian occupation.
The richly detailed biography then recounts her life as she grows, her studies in Belgium and Paris, and later becoming a teacher, to meeting her future husband, Pierre Curie. It narrates her successful scientific career and the great discoveries that changed the face of science and earned her the Nobel prize in 1903.
First published in 1939, this edition by Brilliant Women – Read & Co. also includes the essay ‘The Discovery of Radium’ by Madame Curie. The Radium Woman is a perfect read for young people who are interested in the life and work of Madame Curie and want to learn more about the trailblazing women of the past.