T. Rex at Swan Lake by Lisa Carrier

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After ninety-nine years of being on display at the Natural History Museum, T. Rex&150a dinosaur skeleton&150is bored. She yearns for the days when she used to leap in meadows and tiptoe through streams. When she overhears two museum visitors discussing a performance of Swan Lake, T. Rex gets a wonderful idea: she will dance in the ballet! <p? Young readers will root for the unlikely heroine as she makes her grand escape and sets off on her journey toward the spotlight, inadvertently wreaking havoc along the way. This T-rrific story will tickle the funny bone as it warms the heart.

About Lisa Carrier

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Lisa Carrier lives in Snow Hill, Mary- land. This is her first book. Lenore Hart is the author of an adult novel, Waterwoman. Chris Demarest is the award-winning illustrator and author-illustrator of more than one hundred titles, including The New York Times Top Ten Picture Book Firefighters A to Z.
Published June 10, 2004 by Dutton Children's Books. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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T-Rex is a bored, rather lonely dinosaur skeleton who has been on display in a museum for 99 years, with only her ancient memories and her museum guard for company.

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Some kids will relish that the monster-size skeleton, all of Demarest's comic touches notwithstanding, can't help looking scary as it towers over the crowds, and that the vacant eye sockets look similarly spooky.

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