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Dinosaur Breakout

by Judith Silverthorne

Dinosaur Breakout

This time, twelve-year-old Daniel travels back millions of years to the time of living dinosaurs - a terrifying journey from which he may never return.

In this exciting sequel to Dinosaur Hideout, twelve-year-old Daniel Bringham travels back millions of years to the time of dinosaurs - a terrifying journey from which he may never return.

In Dinosaur Hideout, Daniel and Pederson, a reclusive palaeontologist living on a neighbouring farm in southwestern Saskatchewan, made a brilliant discovery - the fossil remains of a dinosaur called an Edmontosaurus.

Now, local bullies Todd and Craig Nelwin, jealous of all the attention Daniel gets, want to find his hideout and wreck it. When the three scuffle and Daniel hits his head on the rocks, he is whisked out of his own time and into the world of the dinosaurs - Triceratops, Brontosaurus, Tyrannosaurus Rex; a world of giant redwoods, huge ferns, and dragonflies nearly a metre wide. When another equally strange shock brings him back to his own time, Daniel at first doesn't realize that he carries a small piece of the past - a bit of redwood bark. Whenever he touches it, he will return to the dinosaurs' world.

Daniel makes two more unplanned but thrilling trips to the past. He sees the most marvellous, and horrifying, sights and makes new discoveries about dinosaurs. On the final trip, Daniel has two unwilling "hitchhikers" with him - the Nelwins. Daniel isn't the only one who learns from their sudden shared adventure.

A glossary of names and technical terms and a book list kids can use to expand their knowledge of dinosaurs is included.


5.25" x 7.5" 208 pages
7.95 CDN; 6.95 USD
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Juvenile Novel Juvenile Fantasy Novel Fiction Tradepaper 9+
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



*Our Choice Designation

Children's Literature Award, Saskatchewan Book Awards – Finalist

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