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Long ago, a once-mighty Allosaurus stalked the land searching for helpless prey for dinner, too sick to battle stronger dinosaurs. Millions of years later, scientists discovered the bones of this 'different lizard' in Wyoming and named him Big Al. Read how Big Al helped them learn more about Allosaurus and its days on Earth.
|Interest Level||Grade 3 - Grade 6|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|Publisher||The Child's World, Inc.|
|Imprint||Core Learning Library|
|Number of Pages||32|
|BISACS||JNF051170, JNF037050, JNF003050|
|Graphics||Full-color photographs, Full-color illustrations|
|Dimensions||7.5 x 9.5|
|Guided Reading Level||T|
|ATOS Reading Level||5.1|
|ATOS Interest Level||MG|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||75850|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||0.5|
|Features||Author/Illustrator biography, Educational front/back matter, Glossary of key words, Index, Informative sidebars, Reviewed, Sources for further research, Starred, Suggested websites, Table of contents, and Timeline of key events|
|Online Resources||American Museum of Natural History
Museum of Natural History Dinsosaur Web Site
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Museum of Natural History Geotime Web Site
- Too Late for Dinner
- What Is an Allosaurus?
- Who Found the First Allosaurus?
- Who Is Big Al?
- How Did Allosaurus Spend Its Time?
- Why Isn't Allosaurus Alive Today?
- Did You Know?
- The Geologic Time Scale
- How to Learn More
Author: Susan H. Gray
Susan Heinrichs Gray holds BS and MS degrees in Zoology from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. She also attended the University of Oklahoma in Norman where she studied film production. Mrs. Gray has taught classes in General Biology, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Film Animation, and Graphics for Scientists. She also has worked as a freshwater biologist and scientific illustrator. In her 25 years as a writer, Mrs. Gray has covered a wide range of topics. She has written science books for children, newsletters for business owners, health education materials for patients, and drug reports for pharmaceutical companies. However, she especially enjoys writing nonfiction books for children. This gives her an opportunity to research current events and make them interesting to young readers. Susan enjoys gardening, traveling, and playing the piano. She and her husband, Michael, live in Cabot, Arkansas, with their dog and four cats.
Illustrator: Todd Marshall
A noteworthy review of Exploring Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Creatures from Library Media Connection on November 1, 2004
These compact volumes each cover an individual dinosaur. Information is presented in an easily read format, and is written as a student essay might be written. Each volume begins with a brief description of what that dinosaur’s life may have been like, including mealtime, then… View →