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Finding the First T-Rex

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Finding the First T-Rex

By Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld; Jim Nelson (Illustrator)

Random House (NY), Paperback, 9780375846625, 101pp.

Publication Date: June 24, 2008

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Description
IN 1902, WILLIAM HORNADAY handed a map to the famous paleontologist Barnum Brown. It was Hornaday's hand-drawn directions to a remote area of the Montana Badlands, where he believed amazing dinosaur fossils lay buried. Following the map, Brown dug up a jawbone edged with six-inch long teeth, the remains of a monstrous creature no one had ever seen before. But one bone wasn't enough, and Brown soon found himself in a desperate race to discover the skeleton of the mystery carnivore.


About the Author
KATHLEEN WEIDNER ZOEHFELD is the award-winning author of more than seventy books for young readers, including several Stepping Stones nonfiction titles. Her book Dinosaur Parents, Dinosaur Young was voted an Outstanding Science Trade Book for Students K 12 by the CBC and the NSTA and was an ALA Notable Book. When Kathleen is not at her desk writing, you ll find her volunteering at her local natural history museum or dreaming of the stars. Meticulous in his research and with a discerning eye for historical detail, JIM NELSON is also the illustrator of The Curse of King Tut s Mummy."
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