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The Story of Big Bone Lick is set at a famous Pleistocene Ice age fossil locality. Told by a talking horse that goes back in time and meets 13 extinct giant mammals. They become friends but in order for Tokey to keep a promise to educate children she must leave her new friends and return home to tell all that she has learned.
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Overview

The Story of Big Bone Lick is set at a famous Pleistocene Ice age fossil locality. Told by a talking horse that goes back in time and meets 13 extinct giant mammals. They become friends but in order for Tokey to keep a promise to educate children she must leave her new friends and return home to tell all that she has learned.
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Andy Currant
Nancy Jordan Blackmore has put flesh back onto the fossil bones and brings us the story of Big Bone Lick through a narrative delivered as if by the animal themselves. She has traveled the World to track down the fossils and to gather the scattered threads from which her story is woven. Her writing is accessible to all, well researched, and above all -great fun.
Frank C. Whitmore, Jr.
Nancy Jordan Blackmore's book is a charming fantasy based on good scientific fact. The scene is Big Bone Lick Kentucky a famous ice-age fossil site. The narrator is a talking horse who journeys into the past to meet Mammoths, Mastodons and other extinct mammals. Through this device the young reader is introduced to the extinct fauna of the Pleistocene Epoch.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780966617207
  • Publisher: Thoroughbred Publishing, L.L.C.
  • Publication date: 11/1/1998
  • Pages: 72

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2004

    . . . I Saw It All Though One Brown and One Sparkling Blue Eye.

    This is a story about a strange little pony. It has 'talented lips' that can open a stall door and go out of the barn to see the world. 'One night I went somewhere very different. It was both old and new. Come a little closer and I will tell you more.' This horse also hears strange things: 'Rumor has it that strange sounds have come from what some believe are huge animals singing. So being the curious horse that I am, I galloped off to hear and see it for myself.' Closer the the Ohio River near Big Bone Lick this strange little horse heard trumpeting noises: 'As I approached, I could see this enormous creature. The largest horse in the entire world . . . it was taller than I was by far, covered with long thick fur. It had 2 (sic) huge teeth some 12 feet long that looked like curled poles nearly crossing over each other at the tips. Surely something this big could kill me! It was the biggest, hairiest, and oddest-looking horse I have ever seen!'' (ellipsis supplied by author) Well, it turns out it was not a horse after all, but a woolly mammoth named Willie, who very reasonably says: ' 'I am not a horse . . ah, ha, ha, ha!' he laughed. 'I am the spirit of the great Woolly Mammoth.' After learning he has mistaken a Woolly Mammoth for a horse Tokey introduces himself: Anatoeque, which means 'pretty head' in the Black Foot Indian language, or Tokey for short. Then Tokey tosses his bangs, and smiles brightly: 'Surely even a big old Woolly Mammoth could see I was a beautiful horse.' And he was right, Willie did not mistake Tokey for a woolly mammoth. Willie realized what was coming. He began to 'pull grasses with this long nose he called a trunk and stuffed them into his mouth. Willie continued to eat and grind the grasses as I thought to myself, 'this is going to be a long night . . . a very long night indeed.'' (ellipsis supplied by the author) This is the high point of the book, which runs along in similar fashion for another fifty pages; a long night indeed! Pedestrian writing and poor science are the mark of this book. Save your time and money.

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