Reader recommendation: Remarkable Creatures Monitor readers share their favorite book picks. By Elaine Boehmer, Seattle March 30, 2011 About video ads View Caption of Our book group recently read and enjoyed Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier. Although a novel, it tells the very true story of Mary Anning, Elizabeth Philpot, and their fossil discoveries which amazed the scientific community. Fascinating. Recommended: Could you pass a US citizenship test?