Barnum Brown by David Sheldon
Dinosaur Hunter

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Barnum Brown had one ambition as a child: to grow up to be a great dinosaur hunter.  And that's just what he did when he was hired by the American Natural History Museum--working to build their astounding collection.
            Barnum had a knack for finding dinosaur bones, a skill that rivaled the paleontologists before him.  His most amazing discovery was uncovering the largest carnivore that ever walked the earth: the "tyrant lizard king," Tyrannosaurus Rex!
            Dig into the life of the greatest dinosaur hunter of all time with this exciting biography of Barnum Brown--the best noses in the business for sniffing out dinosaur bones.
 

About David Sheldon

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David Sheldon has illustrated numerous books, but this is his first time as author and illustrator. On the subject of Barnum he says that, “Like a lot of kids, the first dinosaur to capture my imagination was Tyrannosaurus Rex. But it never occurred to me that someone had actually discovered the fearsome beast! It has been a real thrill to unearth Barnum Brown’s story and learn of his legacy.” David lives in Brooklyn, New York, with wife Margit, their children, William, Sarah, and Christopher, and a very large cast of a dinosaur track!
 
Published October 3, 2006 by Walker Childrens. 32 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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Paying tribute to the renowned paleontologist who discovered T. Rex, Sheldon pairs a simply written text rich in specific detail to painted scenes of spectral prehistoric beasts rearing up behind a nerdy, dapper gent who is, usually, standing in some dusty locale and staring distractedly through ...

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