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Dinosaur Hunter

3.51 of 5 stars 3.51  ·  rating details  ·  35 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Fossil collectors!In 1880s Wyoming, Ned Chapman dreams of finding a dinosaur skeleton. When he discovers some old bones on his father's ranch, Ned is thrust into the world of bone hunters -- men so competitive that they will do anything to bring back the best fossils!
Paperback, 48 pages
Published October 5th 2004 by HarperCollins (first published September 1st 2003)
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Author: Elaine Marie Alphin
Illustrator: Con Bolognese
Title: Dinosaur Hunter

Plot: In the forntier of 1880's Wyoming, Ned wants nothing more than to hunt for fossils and dinosaur bones. One day while doing his chores he discovers fossils and adventure.

Setting: 1880, Wyoming

CharacterL Ned, Pa, George Stern

POV: 3rd person

Theme: Dinosaur Fossil Hunting

Style: Chidren's Book, I Can Read (Picture/Chapter), Historical Fiction

Copyright: 2003

Notes: This was like a mini-version of Indian Jones, complete wit
Bailee Sanders
This book would be a good book to start a child out on that is wanting to read longer books. It is not too developed to discourage a student from branching out, yet it allows them to grow because of the "chapters" it provides. I could use this book in reading groups with students that are reading to begin transitioning to longer books. It would also be a good addition to the classroom library for a student to pick out and give a try if they feel ready.
This story is nice for third-graders who are struggling. But it really only works for this purpose. I don't believe that third-graders can truly get absorbed in this particular text. However, if your third-grader is having difficulty with books like "Tornado" and "The Stories Julian Tells" (which I have also reviewed), this is an O.K. start.
Mar 10, 2011 Kelly added it
Shelves: easy-reader
Based on real history, this book tells about how dinosaur hunting was tricky business and competitive.
MCL. I liked it because we learned some things.

My mom liked the illustrations.
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I was born on 30 October 1955 in San Francisco, California, and attended Lafayette Elementary School in San Francisco. Then my family moved to New York City, where I attended William H. Carr Junior High School. This is a school picture of me from my junior high school days. After that we moved to Houston, and I went to Westchester High School and on to Rice University.
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