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The Dog That Dug for Dinosaurs

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There once was a little dog named Tray. He lived in England with his owner, Mary Ann Anning. Besides Mary Ann, Tray loved one other thing: He loved to dig for dinosaur bones. Together he and Mary Ann found small bones, big bones, and even entire skeletons! People came from all around the world to see the bones they found.
This is the honestly true story of Tray, the dog t
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Paperback, 32 pages
Published July 1st 2004 by Simon Spotlight (first published 2004)
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Nov 02, 2008 A rated it really liked it
A true story about a girl in the 1800s, Mary Anning, and her dog Tray. Together they discover amazing fossils of dinosaurs that no one had ever seen before.

This engaging story is a Level 3 Ready-to-Read Book published by Simon and Schuster. Level 3 in this series is for proficient readers and contain “rich vocabulary, more challenging stories, and longer chapters” than their lower level readers. These books still have more in common with early readers than chapter books: controlled vocabulary, p
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Jonathan Day
Dec 28, 2015 Jonathan Day rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent young readers book

Mary Anning discovered the Ichtheosaurus (she was 12 at the time), so it could not have had a name at that time. However, I can let that slide as you can't make a book for young children that's too complex or too long. Her second new species was discovered when she was 20. Most of the cliffs are made from a lime ooze that never turned to rock - extremely dangerous stuff - that contains rocks containing fossils. Again, fine for an older reader, unnecessary detail for t
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Jul 03, 2014 Shelli rated it liked it
This was an entertaining and informative early reader biography picture book for elementary age students. It didn't provide enough information for any kind of biography report but could be used with other sources for a small paper.
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Shirley Raye Redmond is the author of several "sweet" romance novels and dozens of children's books. Many of her titles have won both national and regional awards. She is a member of numerous writing organizations, including Women Writing the West, Southwest Writers, American Christian Fiction Writers, Romance Writers of America, and the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. She liv ...more
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