Finding the First T. Rex [NOOK Book]

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IN 1902, WILLIAM HORNADAY handed a map to the famous paleontologist Barnum Brown. It was Hornaday’s hand-drawn directions to a remote area of the Montana Badlands, where he believed amazing dinosaur fossils lay buried. Following the map, Brown dug up a jawbone edged with six-inch long teeth, the remains of a monstrous creature no one had ever seen before. But one bone wasn’t enough, and Brown soon found himself in a desperate race to discover the skeleton of the mystery ...
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Finding the First T. Rex

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Overview

IN 1902, WILLIAM HORNADAY handed a map to the famous paleontologist Barnum Brown. It was Hornaday’s hand-drawn directions to a remote area of the Montana Badlands, where he believed amazing dinosaur fossils lay buried. Following the map, Brown dug up a jawbone edged with six-inch long teeth, the remains of a monstrous creature no one had ever seen before. But one bone wasn’t enough, and Brown soon found himself in a desperate race to discover the skeleton of the mystery carnivore!

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Kathryn Erskine
This nonfiction book about Barnum Brown, the first man to discover Tyrannosaurus Rex, is well-presented for the younger reader. It is clear but still covers the controversy and political tussles museums have about funding and attendance. It is interesting for children to see what a monumental and time-consuming task it was over a hundred years ago to unearth the bones and transport them across country, not to mention put them all together in a display. In addition to learning about the discovery of the first Tyrannosaurus Rex, readers will learn about the behind-the-scenes workings of a museum and the race to be the first with a showy new exhibit. The story is also about the good in human nature since, after all, the American Museum of Natural History decided to sell one of its two coveted T. Rex skeletons to its rival, the Andrew Carnegie Museum, just in case the New York museum was bombed during World War II and one of the most amazing dinosaur skeletons found to date was destroyed. Both skeletons can still be seen at the respective museums. Part of the "Stepping Stones" series. Reviewer: Kathryn Erskine
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307477873
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 4/14/2010
  • Series: A Stepping Stone Book(TM)
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 453,739
  • Age range: 6 - 9 Years
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

Besides her Stepping Stones, Fossil Fever and The Curse of King Tut’s Mummy, Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld has also written Wild Lives: A History of the People & Animals of the Bronx Zoo. Her book, Dinosaur Parents, Dinosaur Young, was voted an Outstanding Science Trade Book for K–12 by the CBC and NSTA and was an ALA Notable book. She lives in Berkeley, California.

Meticulous in his research and with a discerning eye for historical detail, Jim Nelson is also the illustrator of The Curse of King Tut’s Mummy.

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