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Joan Procter, dragon doctor: the woman who loved reptiles

Joan Procter, dragon doctor: the woman who loved reptiles

Valdez, Patricia; Sala, Felicita

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 Natural History 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 honour

Paperback, Book. English.
Published London: Andersen Press, 2018
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Statement of responsibility: written by Patricia Valdez ; illustrated by Felicita Sala
ISBN: 1783447419, 9781783447411
Intended audience: Juvenile. Key stage 1.
Physical Description: 36 unnumbered pages : chiefly illustrations (colour) ; 28 cm
Subject: Victorian and Edwardian Britain.; Animals.; Earth sciences through stories.; London Zoo (London, England) Pictorial works Juvenile literature.; Non-Fiction 5+.; Procter, Joan Pictorial works Juvenile literature.; History through stories.; Reptiles Pictorial works Juvenile literature.