The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins

The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins

By Barbara Kerley; Brian Selznick (Illustrator)

Scholastic, Hardcover, 9780439114943, 48pp.

Publication Date: October 2001

In the mid-1800s, almost nobody knew what a dinosaur was until Victorian artist Waterhouse Hawkins built the first life-size models of the creatures in his native England and later American. This is the true story of how he dazzled the world with his awe-inspiring creations. Full color.

About the Author
Barbara Kerley's previous National Geographic books include "A Cool Drink of Water" and "You and Me Together." Her book "The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins" was a 2002 Caldecott Honor book and her acclaimed "Walt Whitman: Words for America" won an American Library Association Sibert Honor Medal for informational books. She is a former Peace Corps volunteer in Nepal, and she now lives in McKinleyville, CA.

Brian Selznick is the author and illustrator of the bestselling "The Invention of Hugo Cabret, " which was awarded the Caldecott Medal and was a National Book Award finalist. He is also the illustrator of many books for children, including "Frindle" and "Lunch Money" by Andrew Clements, as well as the "Doll People" trilogy by Ann M. Martin and Laura Godwin, and "The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins" by Barbara Kerley, which was a Caldecott Honor Book. Mr. Selznick divides his time between Brooklyn, New York, and San Diego, California.