What Happened to the Dinosaurs?

What Happened to the Dinosaurs?

by Franklyn M. Branley, Marc Simont
     
 

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What happened to the dinosaurs?

For millions of years these fantastic creatures roamed our planet. Then, suddenly, they all disappeared. Scientists wonder why. What could have caused this huge extinction 65 million years ago?

In this enlarged edition, distinguished writer Franklyn M. Branley and award-winning artist Marc Simont provide the perfect introduction

Overview

What happened to the dinosaurs?

For millions of years these fantastic creatures roamed our planet. Then, suddenly, they all disappeared. Scientists wonder why. What could have caused this huge extinction 65 million years ago?

In this enlarged edition, distinguished writer Franklyn M. Branley and award-winning artist Marc Simont provide the perfect introduction to an always fascinating subject - the disappearance of the dinosaurs.

Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children 1989 (NSTA/CBC)

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The newest Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Book demonstrates the strengths of this dependable series: an understandable question and clear exposition of the answers that never fail to help readers to think like scientists throughout. Series originator Branley carefully lays out a number of scientific theories that answer the question posed in the title, giving the most space to theories developed after the discovery of large amounts of soot and iridium in rock layers. Simont's well-placed drawings and watercolors carefully amplify and expand the text. Ages 10-up. (Sept.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780064451055
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
03/28/1991
Series:
Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science Series: Level 2
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
1,148,367
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.07(d)
Lexile:
660L (what's this?)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Franklyn M. Branley was the originator of the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series and the author of close to 150 popular books about scientific topics for young readers of all ages. He was Astronomer Emeritus and former Chairman of the American Museum of Natural History-Hayden Planetarium.

Marc Simont was born in 1915 in Paris. His parents were from the Catalonia region of Spain, and his childhood was spent in France, Spain, and the United States. Encouraged by his father, Joseph Simont, an artist and staff illustrator for the magazine L'Illustration, Marc Simont drew from a young age. Though he later attended art school in Paris and New York, he considers his father to have been his greatest teacher.

When he was nineteen, Mr. Simont settled in America permanently, determined to support himself as an artist. His first illustrations for a children's book appeared in 1939. Since then, Mr. Simont has illustrated nearly a hundred books, working with authors as diverse as Margaret Wise Brown and James Thurber. He won a Caldecott Honor in 1950 for illustrating Ruth Krauss's The Happy Day, and in in 1957 he was awarded the Caldecott Medal for his pictures in A Tree is Nice, by Janice May Udry.

Internationally acclaimed for its grace, humor, and beauty, Marc Simont's art is in collections as far afield at the Kijo Picture Book Museum in Japan, but the honor he holds most dear is having been chosen as the 1997 Illustrator of the Year in his native Catalonia. Mr. Simont and his wife have one grown son, two dogs and a cat. They live in West Cornwall, Connecticut. Marc Simont's most recent book is The Stray Dog.

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