by Hugh Brewster and the curators of the Royal Ontario Museum
Illustrated by Alan Barnard
Millions of years ago, Canada was a strange and exotic place. The Prairies were covered with a shallow inland sea in which sea monsters swam. Alberta had a coastline with river deltas where duck-billed dinos and horned and frilled ceratopsians feasted on flowering plants. Today, Canada possesses the richest single dinosaur site in the world in the badlands of Alberta. And we have excellent museums where you can see dino skeletons and fossils up close.
On December 15, 2007, the spectacular new and expanded Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto will open the Jim and Louise Temerty Galleries of the Age of Dinosaurs with over 350 specimens on display. Some of these are featured here – and ROM curators provided expert advice for every page of the book. Dramatic color illustrations by Alan Barnard and a simple, absorbing text with lots of descriptive features and sidebars make this a dinosaur book for all ages and for readers in all parts of Canada.
“…a “must” purchase, both because of the quality of its text and illustrations and its Canadian focus.” —CM Magazine
“…this book should be in every school and public library in Canada.” —Resource Links
“A required addition fo rthe dinosaur book shelf” —Canadian Bookseller
*Nominated for the Silver Birch Express Award 2009
•Nominated for the Red Cedar Award 2010
•Nominated for the Hackmatack Award 2010-11
Reading level: Ages 7–10 (Interest level 4-up)
Format: 9″ x 10″ (225 x 254 mm) 32 pages
Published: November 2007 by Whitfield Editions
Retail Price: $19.95 (CAN)
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