Atlas of Dinosaur Adventures

Atlas of Dinosaur Adventures by Emily Hawkins

Step Into a Prehistoric World

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Format: Hardback, 96 Pages
ISBN: 9781786030351
Series: Atlas of
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Emily Hawkins is a writer and editor of children's books for all ages. She wrote the New York Times bestseller Oceanology, as well as several other titles in the Ology series, which has sold over 16 million copies worldwide. She holds a first-class English degree from Nottingham University, and now lives in Winchester with her young family.

LUCY LETHERLAND is an illustrator based in London, UK.  She graduated from Manchester School of Art in 2011 with a First Class BA (Hons) in illustration with animation. Lucy’s work is strongly led by humour and narrative, creating a playful, graphic quality. Atlas of Dinosaur Adventures is Lucy's third book book children. 

Format: Hardback, 96 Pages
ISBN: 9781786030351
Series: Atlas of
Size: 10.709 in x 14.567 in / 272 mm x 370 mm
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"Around the world and through the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous eras, dozens of dinosaurs, reptiles, and prehistoric creatures forage, nest, migrate, and battle, in Atlas of Dinosaur Adventures. A multifaceted catalogue of facts and wildlife commentary highlighted by Lucy Letherland’s colorfully detailed artwork, the book features the exciting daily challenges faced by herds of Zuniceratops or scavenging Giganotosaurus along with evolving landscapes and geography, from fossil sites in India and Zimbabwe to Dinosaur Ridge, Colorado." - ForeWord Reviews
"A world tour of reconstructed prehistoric landscapes based on modern fossil discoveries.Going continent by (modern) continent in a series of big, populous maps and full-spread scenes, Hawkins and Letherland feature 31 dinosaurs or prehistoric reptiles but add dozens of others—all identified, supplied with quick descriptive notes, and depicted in a simplified but reasonably realistic style. This adds up to a weighty bundle of names and facts, but the authors compensate by not taking their enterprise too seriously. Readers won't soon forget, for instance, that the "massive droppings" of T. Rex "were as long as a human arm," and sharp-eyed viewers will notice a Ceratosaurus carrying a butterfly net to bag prey, both a toothy T. Rex and a Giganotosaurus with napkins tied around their necks, and smaller hunters sporting the odd pith helmet or kerchief...A catastrophic meteorite (with proper references to the contemporaneous volcanism) brings both the era and the tour to a close. A big, breezy banquet of dino facts—and factoids." – Kirkus Reviews
"The colorful creatures that stalk through the oversize pages of 'Atlas of Dinosaur Adventures' have a simpler, more stylized look, but they too evoke a stunning variety of life forms. Written by Emily Hawkins and illustrated by Lucy Letherland, this absorbing compendium puts prehistoric animals on the map. It's our map, not theirs: The continents appear as they are today rather than in the landmass configurations that prevailed in the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods, making it easier to grasp the dinosaurs' extraordinary geographic span. Informative bursts of text and witty fillips here and there (e.g., a tiny Microraptor wears a goofy propeller hat) add fun to this engrossing volume for enthusiasts ages 4-10." - Wall Street Journal
"Where do I even begin on how brilliant this book is? I adore the Atlas of series and this Dinosaur version is superb... rich illustrations...truly engaging" - Let Them Be Small

"An oversized feat of richly illustrated information" - Achuka

"We love everything about this book, from the quirky details worked into various illustrations to the effective use of big format double page spreads to really immerse little ones" - Read It Daddy

"A perfect gift for dinosaur-mad kids, or as a brilliant introduction for a new fan of all things scaly and scary, a clear and interesting read that could be dipped into or read from start to finish."  - BookTrust
 
"The colorful creatures that stalk through the oversize pages of 'Atlas of Dinosaur Adventures' (Wide-Eyed Editions, 85 pages, $30)have a simpler, more stylized look, but they too evoke a stunning variety of life forms. Written by Emily Hawkins and illustrated by Lucy Letherland, this absorbing compendium puts prehistoric animals on the map. It's our map, not theirs: The continents appear as they are today rather than in the landmass configurations that prevailed in the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods, making it easier to grasp the dinosaurs' extraordinary geographic span. Informative bursts of text and witty fillips here and there (e.g., a tiny Microraptor wears a goofy propeller hat) add fun to this engrossing volume for enthusiasts ages 4-10."