Joan Procter, Dragon Doctor: The Woman Who Loved Reptiles

The perfect book for the young scientist in your life, this tells the story of the brave and bold Joan Procter, a pioneering female scientist who was the ‘reptile-whisperer’ of her time – a friend to lizards and crocodiles from a young age.

The book takes us back to her early years, growing up with a love and curiosity for science, in particular for reptiles and the world they inhabit, and continues on through her life with the challenges and adventures she took on along the way. We hear tales of Joan’s friendships with her reptile pets, the reading and study that helped her become a great scientist and her wonderful work at the Natural History Museum. We learn about the Reptile House Joan designed for London Zoo and its 7-foot long inhabitants, about dragons and the brave woman who cared for them as she rose to international fame and acclaim.

Like her trusted friend Sumbawa, we walk side by side with Jane through this beautifully illustrated story of her life. Joan Procter, Dragon Doctor is the perfect book for inquisitive, scientifically-minded young animal lovers and is sure to impress and inspire!