The big, sturdy, good-looking books in Barron’s brand-new Diaries Series combine illustrated adventure tales for young readers with a selection of features that add both drama and a sense of reader participation to each story. Josh and Maisie, the children in this story, embark on an expedition that takes them many millennia back in time to the Cretaceous Period. They hope to find a rare feathered dinosaur. The story-related items include--
The heroes of these adventures are children who are exploring the bookshelves in their grandfather’s study. As they remove a special book, they discover how to enter a secret passageway that is hidden behind the shelves. The moment they enter this mysterious realm, they start off on an adventure that transports them to different and distant times and places. The stories are richly illustrated on every page, and the adventures will enliven the imaginations of the boys and girls who open these exciting books. A ribbon bookmark is attached to the spine of each handsome volume, and a magnetic clasp binds the covers when each book is closed.