Discovery in the Cave

By Mark Dubowski; Bryn Barnard (Illustrator)
(Random House Books for Young Readers, Paperback, 9780375858932, 48pp.)

Publication Date: May 25, 2010

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Description

This amazing true adventure story about the discovery of the Lascaux Cave will have young readers feeling that they've discovered something pretty special, too!

 

In 1940, four teenage boys and a dog dropped themselves into a hole in the forest floor. Using a flaming grease gun as a torch, they ventured deep underground, eventually coming to a huge cave, the walls of which were covered with life-size paintings of animals. Whole herds of horses! Deer with horns as big as tree branches! Giant bison! The boys were amazed by their discovery. They'd stumbled upon the world's finest examples of prehistoric painting!

 

Perfect for classroom use, this Step 4 Step into Reading book is realistically illustrated by award-winning artist Bryn Barnard.




About the Author

Mark Dubowski is the author of the Step into Reading book Ice Mummy: The Discovery of a 5,000-Year-Old Man. He lives in Raleigh, North Carolina. Bryn Barnard is the award-winning illustrator of numerous children's books, as well as the author-illustrator of Dangerous Planet: Natural Disasters That Changed History and Outbreak: Plagues That Changed History. He lives in Friday Harbor, Washington. You can find out more about him at his Web site, www.brynbarnard.com.

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