The "Story of Madame Curie" tells about a young polish [sic] girl, Marya Sklodovska, Manya for short. She lives with her sisters and brothers and her father. Her mother died. When Manya was 10 yrs. old Poland was being run by Russia. The Russians did not allow Polish to be taught in Poland. They did, however allow Russian. Madame Tupalska broke the law and taught a group of girls Polish. One of her students was Manya. The children knew Russian in case a Russian inspector would visit the school. Two bells would ring to warn the teachers of the arrival of an inspector. The little girls would hide the Polish books and take out Russian books.
You will enjoy seeing the illustrations by Federico Castellon, and you will enjoy seeing the little Polish girl progress in her studies and become a famous scientist known as Madame Curie.
One of my fifth grade book reports, blue pen, cursive, lined, 5-hole looseleaf paper.