Raptors, Fossils, Fins and Fangs

Raptors, Fossils, Fins and Fangs

A Prehistoric Creature Feature

By Ray Troll

Tricycle Press, Hardcover, 9781883672416, 32pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 1996


Trilobites, fish with legs, weird prehistoric sharks, and fearsome dinosaurs coexist peaceably in the coolest paleontology book to come along this millennium. Long ago, a fish made its way out of the ocean and onto dry land. It was one small step for a fish, but one giant leap for fishkind—and it led to all sorts of interesting creatures like, well, people. Yes, RAPTORS, FOSSILS, FINS & FANGS dares to say the "e" word to children: that's evolution. That's life. After all, it's the lucky fish who gets the cheeseburger.

About the Author

BRAD MATSEN has been a merchant seaman, charter pilot, and commercial fisherman, and is currently the senior editor of National Fisherman magazine. He is the author of several books about the Northwest and a documentary for PBS. He lives in Seattle, Washington.
From his treetop studio in Ketchikan, Alaska, RAY TROLL draws and paints fishy images that migrate ’round the globe into museums, onto T-shirts, and into books. Basing his “out of the ooze and born to cruise” images on the latest scientific research, Ray brings street smarts to the world of ichthyology and paleontology. Previous collaborations with Brad Matsen include PLANET OCEAN and SHOCKING FISH TALES. Ray and his wife, Michelle, have two kids.