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Dinosaur Hideout

by Judith Silverthorne

Dinosaur Hideout

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Daniel's interested in dinosaurs, but the fact that there are old dino bones around his dad's farm isn't going to save them from having to sell the place. Or is it?

How can the remains of long-dead dinosaurs help save a modern family farm?

For Daniel, things can't get a lot worse. First of all, he's an amateur palaeontologist but his dad's always on his case about it. They live on a busy farm, and Daniel's interest in dinosaurs is getting in the way of his chores. Second, while visiting his secret hideout, he has a run-in with Pederson, a secretive and unpleasant neighbour, that leaves him shaken and scared. And, above all, the family's in grave danger of losing the farm - a farm that's been theirs for generations.

Then, Daniel discovers several artifacts that lead him to suspect something hugely important is waiting to be discovered. This is so big it could change the way people look at dinosaurs. And, it could make the land so valuable that his family wouldn't have to move to the city.

Proving it is going to be the trick. There's not a lot of time; the bank's tired of waiting. As Daniel tries to map out a plan of action, he finds himself drawn to the gruff Pederson. Just what is he doing on that piece of land of his? Why does he seem so mean? Is he the key that can help Daniel save the day?

Award-winning author Judith Silverthorne has written an engaging and informative novel sure to appeal to anyone with an interest in dinosaurs. With equal elements of humour, suspense and popular science. Dinosaur Hideout is a truly charming read.

DETAILS

ISBN
9781550502268
eISBN
9781550508574
Size
5.25" x 7.5" 192 pages
Ages:
9+
Price
8.95 CDN; 7.95 USD
E-Book Price
CDN; USD
Categories
Juvenile Novel Tradepaper 9+
Author
Judith Silverthorne
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About the Author

Judith Silverthorne is a multiple-award winning Regina-based writer. She is the author of seven novels for young readers with Coteau books, including: The Secret of Sentinel Rock, The Secret of the Stone House, Dinosaur Hideout, Dinosaur Breakout, Dinosaur Stakeout and Dinosaur Blackout. Her latest title, The Secret of the Stone Circle, was released in spring 2010.

Two of her novels for young readers have won the Saskatchewan Book Award for Children's Literature. Her titles have received the "Our Choice" designation from the Canadian Children's Book Centre, while her first book, The Secret of Sentinel Rock, was also nominated for the Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Writing for Young People.

As a freelance writer, she has written several hundred articles and columns for newspapers and magazines. During the last few years she has also worked as an editor, researcher, curator, scriptwriter, and a television documentary producer. She also does writing workshops and film classes, and does extensive author presentations and workshops.

Judith Silverthorne has lived most of her life in Saskatchewan, in both urban and rural settings, and it is the source of much of her material. She has recently returned from extensive travelling and teaching English to foreign students and currently teaches at the Centre for Continuing Education, University of Regina and is a regular contributor to numerous publications, including Regina's Fine Lifestyles.

Visit Judith Silverthorne online at judithsilverthorne.ca or dinosaurbooks4kids.com

www.judithsilverthorne.ca

Awards

Children's Literature Award, Saskatchewan Book Awards – Winner

* Our Choice Designation

 

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