How the Dinosaur Got to the Museum

How the Dinosaur Got to the Museum

Book - 2011
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Dinosaurs roamed the earth for millions and millions of years. Museum visitors are awed by the massive skeletons/fossils/creatures on display. But how did the fossils of a colossal diplodocus make the 145-million-year journey from the prehistoric plains of Utah to the Smithsonian Museum of today? Acclaimed author and illustrator, Jessie Hartland (How the Sphinx Got to the Museum), beautifully presents this informative and fascinating history of the diplodocus: from its discovery in 1923 in Utah to its arrival in the hallowed halls of this world-famous museum. Essential reading for junior paleontologists.
Publisher: Maplewood, NJ : Blue Apple Books, 2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781609050900
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 24 cm


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Feb 02, 2014

Wonderfully-drawn, brilliantly-written, this supercool easy nonfiction book would be a great read-aloud before visiting a natural history museum (either individually or on a class field trip). It anticipates and satisfies kids' curiosity, and introduces not just the most well-known dino-related occupation (paleontologist), but all the others that contribute to the process of getting a dinosaur's bones to a museum, and reassembled and exhibited there (preparators, welders, curators, excavators, riggers, exhibits team, cleaners, etc). It's chock-full of great vocabulary words (stabilizes, restored, authenticated, acquisition, etc) and Hartland's bright, colorful illustrations will keep even audiences who aren't particularly into dinos (like myself) engaged where actual realistic photos might not have. Good stuff!


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