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Tommysaurus Rex
     

Tommysaurus Rex

by Doug TenNapel
 

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When Ely's beloved dog, Tommy, is hit by a car, he goes to his grandpa's house for the summer to get his mind off things.  While exploring a nearby cave one day he discovers a full-grown but friendly Tyrannosaurus Rex.  As the news of the dinosaur grows around town, so does the friendship between Ely and his Jurassic pet.  But Randy, the mean

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When Ely's beloved dog, Tommy, is hit by a car, he goes to his grandpa's house for the summer to get his mind off things.  While exploring a nearby cave one day he discovers a full-grown but friendly Tyrannosaurus Rex.  As the news of the dinosaur grows around town, so does the friendship between Ely and his Jurassic pet.  But Randy, the mean kid down the street, decides he's going to make life miserable for Ely and his dinosaur-to devastating effect.

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TOMMYSAURUS REX was nominated for two Eisner awards in 2005:

Best Graphic Album-New
Best Publication for a Younger Audience

Praise for GHOSTOPOLIS

* "TenNapel's colorful illustrations are filled with energy and life."--SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL, starred review

"TenNapel is a terrific cartoonist and in fine form here."--BOOKLIST

PRAISE FOR BAD ISLAND

*"A clever, old-fashioned adventure with some modern twists and a light-hearted tone, this, like TenNapel’s previous work, is not to be missed."--BOOKLIST, starred review

*"TenNapel has crafted another rip-roaring adventure with wide audience appeal."
--SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL, starred review

Praise for CARDBOARD

* "An exceptionally seamless blend of action and philosophy, two elements that usually do not mix easily; TenNapel handles this masterfully. Utterly brilliant."--KIRKUS, starred review

"A boldly imaginative and ambitious tale."--THE HORN BOOK

"[TenNapel] provides moments of great sweetness and heaps and heaps of bizarre fun, a quality that has become his veritable trademark."--BOOKLIST

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545599948
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
05/28/2013
Sold by:
Scholastic, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
1,035,087
File size:
57 MB
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This product may take a few minutes to download.
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author


Doug TenNapel was raised in the town of Denair, California. In 1994, he created the popular Earthworm Jim. Doug's graphic novel GHOSTOPOLIS was a 2011 ALA Top Ten Great Graphic Novel for Teens, and his follow-up, BAD ISLAND, is a 2012 ALA Great Graphic Novels for Teens as well as one of School Library Journal's Top 10 Graphic Novels of 2011. Doug lives in Franklin, Tennessee.

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