Overview

Jeff’s Uncle Roy runs a museum. That means he’s always zooming off to strange places to find ruins and treasure. But Jeff has never gone along—until now. They’re headed to the Sahara desert to search for dinosaur fossils. And Jeff knows he’ll find the bones of the biggest meat-eater ever!

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Fossil Fever

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Overview

Jeff’s Uncle Roy runs a museum. That means he’s always zooming off to strange places to find ruins and treasure. But Jeff has never gone along—until now. They’re headed to the Sahara desert to search for dinosaur fossils. And Jeff knows he’ll find the bones of the biggest meat-eater ever!

“The subject’s popularity, and Bogan’s colorful cartoon-style illustrations will attract beginning readers.”—Booklist

From the Trade Paperback edition.

Jeff must learn patience when he accompanies his uncle on an expedition to hunt for dinosaur fossils in the Sahara Desert. Based on the real discovery of Afrovenator by Paul Sereno in 1993.

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School Library Journal
Gr 2-3-Six brief chapters relate the adventures of Jeff and his uncle as they travel to the Sahara on a quest for dinosaur fossils. A long plane ride and five days of driving test Jeff's patience (and sometimes readers', as well). After the crew finally sets up camp in the town of In Gall, there is more waiting. Finally, on the 13th day, they discover an important fossil that turns out to be part of an unknown meat eater. Though the text lacks panache, it offers digestible facts and manageable vocabulary for beginning readers. At times the plot is unrealistic and contrived, but it is easy to follow. Pages from Jeff's field journal and bright cartoon drawings add to the book's appeal. An acceptable addition for libraries building their easy chapter-book collections, and for those in which budding paleontologists routinely deplete the supply of dinosaur books.-Holly T. Sneeringer, St. Mark School, Baltimore, MD Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307556233
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 5/19/2010
  • Series: A Stepping Stone Book(TM)
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 48
  • Age range: 6 - 9 Years
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

Kathleen Zoehfeld

Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld's books include Did Dinosaurs Have Feathers?, Terrible Tyrannosaurs, and Dinosaur Babies, which School Library Journal said "will be welcomed with deserved delight by young dinophiles." She has also written Dinosaur Parents, Dinosaur Young, an ALA Notable Book. Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld lives in Berkeley, California.

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