Dinosaur Hunter (I Can Read Book 4)

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Wyoming: the 1880s. Bone hunters comb the land, looking for dinosaur fossils. Ned Chapman works on his father's ranch and dreams of finding a dinosaur skeleton himself. When a violent storm washes out some old bones in the fields, Ned finds himself thrust right into the world of the bone hunters -- men so competitive that they will do anything to bring back the best specimen, even cheat each other!

Elaine Marie Alphin and Don Bolognese bring this fascinating slice of American history to life.

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Elaine Marie Alphin is the author of the I Can Read Book a bear for miguel, illustrated by Joan Sandin, as well as several young adult novels, including Counterfeit Son, which won the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Young Adult Mystery. Ms. Alphin lives in Madison, Indiana.

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Gr. 1-2. From the I Can Read series, this fictional story takes place in Wyoming in the 1880s. The morning after a storm, Ned is helping his father check the fences on their ranch when he discovers the bones of a triceratops. Outwitting a fossil hunter who tries to cheat him, Ned finds a better place to sell his find. In an appended note, Alphin gives background information about the noted fossil collectors and paleontologists of the period, who collected, prepared, and preserved the dinosaur skeletons that were coming to light in Wyoming and Montana. Bolognese contributes a series of sturdy line drawings, tinted with subtle shades of color that enhance the story rather than distracting the eyes. The clearly written story, historical context, western ranch setting, and, of course, the dinosaur connection also contribute to the book's appeal. Carolyn Phelan
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