Barnum Brown (Hardcover)
Walker Childrens, 9780802796028, 32pp.
Publication Date: October 3, 2006
Barnum Brown had one ambition as a child: to grow up to be a great dinosaur hunter. And that's just what he did when he was hired by the American Natural History Museum—working to build their astounding collection.
Barnum had a knack for finding dinosaur bones, a skill that rivaled the paleontologists before him. His most amazing discovery was uncovering the largest carnivore that ever walked the earth: the "tyrant lizard king," Tyrannosaurus Rex!
Dig into the life of the greatest dinosaur hunter of all time with this exciting biography of Barnum Brown—the best noses in the business for sniffing out dinosaur bones.
About the Author
David Sheldon has illustrated numerous books, but this is his first time as author and illustrator. On the subject of Barnum he says that, "Like a lot of kids, the first dinosaur to capture my imagination was Tyrannosaurus Rex. But it never occurred to me that someone had actually discovered the fearsome beast! It has been a real thrill to unearth Barnum Brown's story and learn of his legacy." David lives in Brooklyn, New York, with wife Margit, their children, William, Sarah, and Christopher, and a very large cast of a dinosaur track!