Author: David Hill
Illustrated by: Phoebe Morris
Once there was a clever girl who wanted to know why shells could be found in rocks so far away from the sea. But her father thought education was no use to a girl, so Joan had to leave school.
Many years later, she found and old map that showed a possible treasure hoard of dinosaur bones. Joan was amazed. She decided she would hunt for these fossils.
This is the remarkable true story of Joan Wiffen, a science superstar who made ground-breaking discoveries about ancient New Zealand.