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Hild and grew up to design the Reptile House at the London Zoo Publication is slated for spring 20 I'm so pleased that publishers are bringing out lots of absorbing and delightful children's books about women who had an impact on science andor history Joan Procter made valuable contributions to science even though she had a chronic illness that prevented her from attending university When she was a little girl she had a pet baby crocodile that she used to take for walks When she was an adult she used to take walks with a Komodo dragon who had bonded with her

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Knopf has acuired Patricia Valdez's Joan Procter Dragon Doctor illustrated by Felicita Sala a pict Now with regard to picture book biographies I always tend to check if there is an author's note included and yes to usually read this first as well as to check if the book in uestion also presents a suitable bibliography And indeed when I perused the excellent and informatively detailed supplemental note in Patricia Valdez' Joan Procter Dragon Doctor The Woman Who Loved Reptiles and noticed the for a picture book uite extensive bibliography I was both excited to read the author's main narrative I was truly looking forward to perusing Patricia Valdez' text proper and also pretty well expected to both appreciate and greatly enjoy the latter's introduction to Joan Procter and her fasciation and obsession with reptiles how it was she who was hired by the London Zoo in 1923 to design better and suitable housing for their reptiles how it was she who provided medical treatment for the zoo's reptiles including its Komodo Dragons but also that unfortunately and sadly Joan Procter passed away at the young age of thirty four due to chronic health issues However and indeed very frustratingly and sadly while Patricia Valdez' presented narrative does definitely show the main points of Joan Procter's life and certainly descriptively and also very much accurately details her love of and her obsession with all kinds of reptiles in general there is in my opinion also and nevertheless a most annoying and problematic lack of a sense of accurate time and place shown in Joan Procter Dragon Docter The Woman Who Loved Reptiles As honestly neither Patricia Valdez' text nor Felicita Sala's accompanying illustrations and yes these are also than a bit too cartoon like and unrealistic feeling for my personal aesthetics except perhaps for her renditions of the reptiles ever really in any way accurately portray and depict that Joan Procter Dragon Doctor The Woman Who Loved Reptiles is about early 20th century England And indeed if I had not first read in the author's note at the back of the book that Joan Procter lived from 1897 1931 I would have been assuming from both text and images that especially she being hired by the London Zoo after the war dealt with post WWII and NOT post WWI England as NONE of Patricia Valdez' printed words and NONE of Felicita Sala's illustrations really ever univocally describe and say early 20th century to me with in particular Ms Sala's drawings appearing too modern and post WWII in scope and feel And therefore while I firmly think and believe that Joan Procter Dragon Doctor The Woman Who Loved Reptiles does provide a decent and accurate enough general introduction to Joan Procter her life and achievements that lack of a sense of historic accuracy with regard to time and place and that yes indeed both the author's narrative and especially the illustrator's accompanying drawings do feel much much too contemporary to and for my eyes has certainly much lessened potential reading pleasure and has made me consider only a two star ranking maximum for Joan Procter Dragon Doctor The Woman Who Loved Reptiles for a generally sweet engaging and informative story that has unfortunately been rendered than a bit out of historic time with and by a decided dearth of era specific words and descriptions and by accompanying illustrations that never once have felt as though I was seeing and experiencing early 20th century England

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Ure book biography of the pioneering female scientist in the early 1900s who loved reptiles as a c This inspiring story about a woman scientist hits just the right notes From the first page where the author writes while other girls read stories about dragons and princesses Joan read books about lizards and crocodiles the reader wants to find out what happens next And the book comes full circle with the type of dragon Joan eventually loves The illustrations perfectly complement the story This book is a winner and will be a wonderful addition to a home or school library

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10 thoughts on “Joan Procter Dragon Doctor

  1. says:

    Now with regard to picture book biographies I always tend to check if there is an author's note included and yes to usually read this first as well as to check if the book in uestion also presents a suitable bibliography And indeed when I perused the excellent and informatively detailed supplemental note in Patricia Valdez' Joan Procter Dragon Doctor The Woman Who Loved Reptiles and noticed the for a picture book uite extensive bibliography I was both excited to read the author's main narrative I was truly looking forward to perusing Patricia Valdez' text proper and also pretty well expected to both appreciate and greatly enjoy the latter's introduction to Joan Procter and her fasciation and obsession with reptiles how it was she who was hired by the London Zoo in 1923 to design better and suitable housing for their reptiles how it was she who provided medical treatment for the zoo's reptiles including its Komodo Dragons but also that unfortunately and sadly Joan Procter passed away at the young age of thirty four due to chronic health issues However and indeed very frustratingly and sadly while Patricia Valdez' presented narrative does definitely show the main points of Joan Procter's life and certainly descriptively and also very much accurately details her love of and her obsession with all kinds of reptiles in general there is in my opinion also and nevertheless a most annoying and problematic lack of a sense of accurate time and place shown in Joan Procter Dragon Docter The Woman Who Loved Reptiles As honestly neither Patricia Valdez' text nor Felicita Sala's accompanying illustrations and yes these are also than a bit too cartoon like and unrealistic feeling for my personal aesthetics except perhaps for her renditions of the reptiles ever really in any way accurately portray and depict that Joan Procter Dragon Doctor The Woman Who Loved Reptiles is about early 20th century England And indeed if I had not first read in the author's note at the back of the book that Joan Procter lived from 1897 1931 I would have been assuming from both text and images that especially she being hired by the London Zoo after the war dealt with post WWII and NOT post WWI England as NONE of Patricia Valdez' printed words and NONE of Felicita Sala's illustrations really ever univocally describe and say early 20th century to me with in particular Ms Sala's drawings appearing too modern and post WWII in scope and feel And therefore while I firmly think and believe that Joan Procter Dragon Doctor The Woman Who Loved Reptiles does provide a decent and accurate enough general introduction to Joan Procter her life and achievements that lack of a sense of historic accuracy with regard to time and place and that yes indeed both the author's narrative and especially the illustrator's accompanying drawings do feel much much too contemporary to and for my eyes has certainly much lessened potential reading pleasure and has made me consider only a two star ranking maximum for Joan Procter Dragon Doctor The Woman Who Loved Reptiles for a generally sweet engaging and informative story that has unfortunately been rendered than a bit out of historic time with and by a decided dearth of era specific words and descriptions and by accompanying illustrations that never once have felt as though I was seeing and experiencing early 20th century England

  2. says:

    Back in the days of long skirts and afternoon teas a little girl named Joan Proctor entertained the most unusual party guests Slithery and scaly they turned over teacups They crawled past the crumpetsI loved this story about Joan Proctor the little girl of Edwardian England who studied and loved her pet lizards and grew up to be the first female curator of the Reptile House at the London Zoo This story gave me a wonderful sense of what made Joan uniue and special and I so wished I could meet this kind and intelligent woman whose life was so tragically short But what wonderful things she accomplished in that life I love that she was woman in early 1900s England who was able to succeed in a male dominated field and was even encouraged by Dr George Boulenger his name really ought to have appeared in the story the curator of reptiles and fish at the Natural History Museum who recognized and championed young Joan's talent took her on as an assistant and asked her to fill his position when he retired Joan's compassion and talent with the reptiles is remarkable particularly her friendship with the first Komodo dragon to reach England in 1927 Certainly adults today could discuss with children the pros and cons of zoos but given the era I thought Joan showed remarkable sensitivity and courage in her interactions with reptiles and her work helped the public better understand these special creatures particularly the Komodo dragons whom many viewed as little than monsters Joan showed that they could be very gentle and even companionable The biggest flaw here is that the illustrations really don't give a good sense of time and place nor of what the reptiles actually look like I would have appreciated illustrations that place us firmly in pre WWI England and that show the reptiles accurately However the Author's Note is excellent I appreciated the actual photos of Joan; love the one with her and her baby crocodile when she is sixteen and I very much enjoyed the style of the story and it's certainly one worth reading

  3. says:

    JOAN PROCTER DRAGON DOCTOR written by Patricia Valdez illustrated by Felicita Sala published by Alfred A Knopf When I saw the cover and title for this book I thought I would like it but it was when I saw the endpapers that I KNEW I would love it With “dragon” in the title I hadn’t initially realized that this was a biography of a “trailblazing woman of science who was an international sensation in her time and whose legacy paved the way for female zoologist around the world” However after being hooked by the title and the engaging cover art as well as the beautiful endpapers I was uickly swept away by this fascinating story The gorgeous illustrations give a wonderful sense of the era and are full of lovely textures from the scales of the reptiles to the vegetation of the exhibits not to mention the softly cross hatched backgrounds I loved discovering Joan’s scientific pursuits throughout the story and I wish I could have learned about her work as an artist hinted at here“As a scientist she surveyed the museum’s vast collections and published research papers on pit vipers and pancake tortoises As an artist she created exuisite models and drawings for the reptile exhibits It sounds like she was a dedicated scientist who carefully cared for these fascinating often reviled creatures; constantly working to help people see the beauty of the animals she loved As a little girl who dreamed of being a zoologist I would have loved this book and I am sure that many children caregivers librarians teachers will love it too

  4. says:

    This inspiring story about a woman scientist hits just the right notes From the first page where the author writes while other girls read stories about dragons and princesses Joan read books about lizards and crocodiles the reader wants to find out what happens next And the book comes full circle with the type of dragon Joan eventually loves The illustrations perfectly complement the story This book is a winner and will be a wonderful addition to a home or school library

  5. says:

    One of the best picture book biographies I have ever read A compelling subject entertaining and extremely well researched and written The illustrations are magnificent There is even an actual photo of Joan with her pet alligator included Phenomenal

  6. says:

    As a child Londoner Joan Proctor didn't love parties and dances she loved lizards and snakes A stunning biography on a remarkable woman who rocked the science world and sadly died entirely too soon

  7. says:

    I'm so pleased that publishers are bringing out lots of absorbing and delightful children's books about women who had an impact on science andor history Joan Procter made valuable contributions to science even though she had a chronic illness that prevented her from attending university When she was a little girl she had a pet baby crocodile that she used to take for walks When she was an adult she used to take walks with a Komodo dragon who had bonded with her

  8. says:

    The biographies written for children today are wonderful and far interesting than anything I came across in my childhood back in the 1970sI had never heard of Joan Proctor before and I learned a lot about her passion and accomplishments during her short lifeThe narrative is short enough to keep a younger child's attention but still filled with information about this herpetological pioneerThe illustrations are colorful and cartoonish; the people's faces are very expressive And I love that the backgrounds are filled with interesting details although I agree with other reviewers that both the narrative and the pictures could have been a bit specific regarding the time in which the book is set The various critters are adorable than scary and I am sure many children will be inspired to study them tooThis book was featured as one of the selections for the March 2019 Outstanding Women themed reads for the Picture Book Club in the Children's Books Group here at Goodreads I'm glad that it was selected as I'm not sure if we would have discovered it otherwise I am such a fan of books like this that help to introduce children to lesser known figures in historyinteresting uotes The reptiles were uiet and watchful just like Joan p 9 unpaged For her sixteenth birthday Joan received a most curious gift a baby crocodile She tied a ribbon around his waist and took him for a walk p 10 unpaged

  9. says:

    Joan Proctor was an early 20th century herpetologist at the British Natural History Museum and London Zoo Without much formal education in science she developed a passion for studying reptiles and amphibians early on in life A sickly child her best friend was her pet crocodile She was able to take advantage of the vacancies left by men during WWI to enter into the profession She was truly passionate about her creatures and made the London Zoo a better place The book contains a biography and a timeline of events I liked the short easy to read prose and learned a lot about this woman I had never heard of These types of animals are not my thing but Joan reminded me of one of my dearest friends My major problem with this book is the cartoony illustrations I did not get a sense of what Komodo Dragons and other animals REALLY looked like with the flat 2D drawings I would have liked lifelike illustrations and of Joan Proctor's own drawings like those shown at the end of the book I think kids who love reptiles will like this story and kids who hate reptiles might learn to like them

  10. says:

    I have complicated and unfortunate thoughts about this book There are scenes of Joan with wild reptiles on leashes and in zoo enclosures that she designed I am wholeheartedly against the imprisonment of animals for human fascination Unfortunately this book really promotes that It also contributes to the notion that wild animals make good pets as Joan was given a baby crocodile for her birthday and later in life takes walks with her Komodo dragon I can appreciate the passion for animals and the research and medicine that she contributed to I can't appreciate the romanticizing of animals in captivity delivered to a zoo with many injuries from travel I dont think this book sends an appropriate message to kids It only contributes to lack of empathy for other species and the idea that having a wild animal pet is okay

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