How the Dinosaur Got to the Museum

How the Dinosaur Got to the Museum

Book - 2011
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Acclaimed author/illustrator Jessie Hartland presents the fascinating 145-million-year journey of a dinsoaur: a Diplodocus longus, from its discovery in 1923 in Utah to its arrival in the hallowed halls of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.
Publisher: Maplewood, NJ : Blue Apple Books, 2011.
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9781609050900
1609050908
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill.

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elloyd74
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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