Joan Proctor, Dragon Doctor--The Woman Who Loved Reptiles

Joan Proctor, Dragon Doctor--The Woman Who Loved Reptiles by Patricia Valdez is eye-opening. In the early part of the 20thcentury, a young girl got a crocodile for a birthday present and there was no going back. Her enthusiasm for reptiles led her to eventually become the first female curator of the London Zoo reptile house. Her caring manner and knowledge led her to design a state of the art home for them. She was the first person to understand the mysterious Komodo dragons and often took one of them to tea. This is a winning look at a unique girl who matures into a woman ahead of her time. (Non-Fiction)