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Children's LiteratureNed lives on a ranch in Wyoming in the late 1800s when there was an increased interest in hunting for dinosaur bones. A friend of his had found some fossil shells, but Ned really wants to find a dinosaur. Unfortunately, there is work to be done and Ned's Pa wants him to check out the fences to make sure there is no break. He meets another boy named George who claims that he is there with his Dad and they are dinosaur hunters. They spot some cattle bones and then those that seem to be part of a really big dinosaur. George warns Ned to watch out for unscrupulous folks who may try to buy the bones for nothing and then resell them. Well, sure enough a stranger appears and makes an offer, but Ned is too clever for that varmint and he ends up selling his discovery to the museum folks and even gets his name on a plaque as the one who found the triceratops. There is an endnote that explains that this story is based on real people and their discoveries. It is an early chapter filled with good information and drawings of kids and adults in the "Old West." It is a book that kids will enjoy, and especially those still fascinated by dinosaurs. Part of the "An I Can Read Book" series for grades three and four. 2003, HarperCollins, Ages 8 to 9.
— Marilyn Courtot