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The little dinosaur, Talon, has strayed too far from her pack. Suddenly, the ground shudders and with a thunderous blast the great volcano bursts to life. The rest of the pack run for their lives, but Talon is forced to run in the opposite direction and finds herself alone. Outside the safety of the pack Talon is terrified and has little chance of catching any decent food. Before long she is weak with hunger. Then Talon hears a familiar noise, the cries of her own kind. But it is an enemy pack! Tentatively, she watches and then for days follows at a distance. Will they accept her into the fold and ensure her survival? Paul Geraghty worked closely with Dr. Norman MacLeod of the Natural History Museum, one of the world's most renowned dinosaur experts, on the crafting of this text. The result is an accurate portrayal of dinosaurs of the lower cretaceous period combined with an exciting storyline and breathtaking illustrations. Praise for Paul Geraghty: "Paul Geraghty is an artist who never puts a foot wrong." - The Bookseller. "A book whose images - both visual and verbal - evoke awe and wonder at every turn of the page." - Books for Keeps on The Hunter. "As always, Geraghty's wildlife illustrations offer a visual feast and will be looked at over and over again." - Literacy and Learning on The Hoppameleon.
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With a mighty blast the great volcano bursts and rivers of red-hot
lava race down the mountain. As the forest burns and the dinosaurs
flee, one young dinosaur struggles to survive, alone . . .
This thrilling prehistoric world is brought to vivid life in
awe-inspiring artwork and a gripping, memorable story.
Vividly naturalistic and highly detailed color illustrations on every page of this book show children the world as it must have appeared in the days of dinosaurs. Beginning readers will be drawn into the dramatic story that opens with a fiery blast from a great volcano. Snake-like rivers of red-hot lava race down the mountain, and as the forest burns, even the great dinosaurs must flee. One young dinosaur is separated from its family and must struggle to survive on its own. Wildlife artist Paul Geraghty shows and identifies many different kinds of dinosaurs as he tells this fascinating story.
Paul Geraghty is an award-winning children's writer and illustrator who lives and works in England. Acclaimed as one of the world's most gifted wildlife artists, he is a champion of environmental issues. His stories blend compassion with narrative skill to show young readers that creatures of the natural world are like themselves in many ways. One of his previously published books, "The Hoppameleon, " is also available from Barron's.About the Author:
Paul Geraghty is the winner of both the Earthworm Award for The Hunter, and the Federation of Children's Book Groups Best Picture Book Award for Solo. He lives in New Malden, Surrey and when not working on his books travels extensively visiting schools and libraries to talk about his work.
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Book Description Red Fox, 2005. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0099438658
Book Description Red Fox, 2005. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0099438658