The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins

The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins

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Until the mid-1800s, no-one really knew what a dinosaur was - let alone what one looked like. So when Victorian artist Waterhouse Hawkins built the first life-size models he dazzled the world with his awe-inspiring creations. For ages more

Product details

  • 6-8
  • Hardback | 48 pages
  • 166.9 x 231.9 x 28.2mm | 716.68g
  • Scholastic
  • Scholastic Press
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • colour illustrations
  • 0439114942
  • 9780439114943
  • 308,054

About Barbara Kerley

Barbara Kerley's award-winning biographies--including What to Do About Alice? and The Extraordinary Mark Twain (According to Susy), both illustrated by Edwin Fotheringham, and The Dinosaurs of WaterhouseHawkins and Walt Whitman: Words for America, both illustrated by Brian Selznick--are consistently praised for their lively prose, meticulous research, and artistic presentation style. Kerley lives in Portland, Oregon. You can visit her online at In addition to The Invention of Hugo Cabret, Brian Selznick is the illustrator of the Caldecott Honor winner, The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins, and The New York Times Best Illustrated Walt Whitman: Words for America, both by Barbara Kerley, as well as the Sibert Honor Winner When Marian Sang, by Pam Munoz Ryan, and numerous other celebrated picture books and novels. Brian has also worked as a set designer and a puppeteer. When he isn't traveling to promote his work all over the world, he lives in San Diego, California, and Brooklyn, New more

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Distinctions and Praise for The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins (partial listing) Caldecott Honor Book ALA Notable Children's Book NAPPA Gold Award Winner Orbis Pictus Honor Book for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year, 2001 CBC/NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People CBC/NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children New York Public Library - 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing * "One look at this amazing-but-true picture book introducing the little-known artist Hawkins and his dreams of dinosaurs, and kids may well forget about Jurassic Park." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review * "Stunning." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review * "Appealing on many levels, this will be a favorite dinosaur book for years to come." -- Booklist, starred reviewshow more

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1,653 ratings
4.04 out of 5 stars
5 40% (661)
4 34% (555)
3 20% (326)
2 4% (73)
1 2% (38)
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