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Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins

Written by Barbara Kerley & illustrated by Brian Selznick
Published by Scholastic
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Can you fathom a time when almost no one in the world knew what a dinosaur looked like? That was true in the mid-nineteenth century, until Victorian artist Waterhouse Hawkins built the first life-size models of dinosaurs, first in his native England and later in New York City, and dazzled the world with his awe-inspiring creations.<br /> <br /> With impeccable attention to detail, Barbara Kerley unearths a story of consuming passion, triumph, loss, and courage–and ultimately, of an extraordinary legacy that lives on today. Caldecott Medalist Brian Selznick celebrates this complex and fascinating individual through luminous, soul-stirring paintings that form a visual masterpiece.

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  • “He wanted to create such perfect models that anyone–a crowd of curious children, England’s leading scientists, even the Queen herself!–could gaze at his dinosaurs and see into the past.”
  • “Waterhouse showed his guests the small models he’d made, correct in every detail, from scales on the nose to nails on the toes.”

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Who Wrote Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins

Barbara Kerley

Barbara Kerley was born in Washington, D.C. and has lived in many places, including Nepal and the tropical island of Guam. She has written about almost everything: 19th C iguanodons, Teddy Roosevelt, world peace, Mark Twain’s donkey, and the pleasure of following your curiosity.

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Who Illustrated Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins

Brian Selznick

<b>Brian Selznick</b> is the author and illustrator of the bestselling <i>The Invention of Hugo Cabret, </i> which was awarded the Caldecott Medal and was a National Book Award finalist. He is also the illustrator of many books for children, including <i>Frindle</i> and <i>Lunch Money</i> by Andrew Clements, as well as the <i>Doll People</i> trilogy by Ann M. Martin and Laura Godwin, and <i>The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins</i> by Barbara Kerley, which was a Caldecott Honor Book. Mr. Selznick divides his time between Brooklyn, New York, and San Diego, California.

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October 1, 2001
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The display type was set in 12-point Hoefler Text. The display type was set in Sign Painter's DeVinne, and Hoefler Engraved. Hand-lettering throughout was drawn by Brian Selznick.t
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