The Wondrous Journals of Dr. Wendell Wellington Wiggins (Hardcover)

Describing the Most Curious, Fascinating, Sometimes Gruesome, and Seemingly Impossible Creatu

By Lesley M. M. Blume, David Foote (Illustrator)

Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, 9780375868504, 243pp.

Publication Date: August 7, 2012



The journals of Dr. Wendell Wellington Wiggins might just be the most extraordinary contribution to the study of the earth's past since the discovery of the Rosetta Stone. In the incredible pages of these thought-to-be-lost diaries, Dr. Wiggins whom we now must consider the greatest paleozoologist of all time has divulged the secrets of the truly ancient animal world: a world before human beings; a world before dinosaurs; a world that, until now, existed well beyond the outer reaches of human imagination. From deadly Amazonian Whispering Vines (Vitus Sussurus) to curious creatures called Brittle Bones (Futilis Ossis) to a mysterious pet named Gibear (Chiroptera Vicugna Pacosis), the discoveries of Dr. Wiggins will forever change the way we think about the world before us.

About the Author

LESLEY M. M. BLUME has authored five children's books for Knopf, including "Modern Fairies, Dwarves, Goblins & Other Nasties." She lives in New York City.

DAVID FOOTE is a film director, fine artist, animator, and illustrator who envisions the world through a fantastical black-and-white looking glass. He lives in New York City.