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Secret Sabertooth

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By: PaleoJoe with Wendy Caszatt-Allen

Book 3 in PaleoJoe’s Dinosaur Detective Series

What is the Secret of the Sabertooth?

In a race against time, Shelly and Dakota must help their new friend Sarra find her missing brother and solve the mystery of a unique Sabertooth skull and the ancient death trap for prehistoric mammals known as La Brea tar pits.

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Author & Illustrator Bios:

PaleoJoe, author

PaleoJoe, a paleontologist from Midland, Michigan, has been all over the country digging for dinosaurs—Allosaurus, Apatosaurus, Woolly Mammoths and more. He has educated children and communities by giving over 200 school presentations to 12,000 school children, by setting-up traveling exhibits for museums. He is the author of Hidden Dinosaurs, illustrated by Jim DeWildt. A graduate of Niagara University just outside of the fossil rich Niagara Falls and Lewiston area of New York, Joseph has collected fossils since he was 10 years old. He has gone on digs around the United States and abroad, hunting for dinosaur fossils with some of the most famous and respected paleontologists in the world. He is a member of the Paleontological Research Institute and Society of Vertebrate Paleontology and is the winner of the prestigious Katherine Palmer Award for his work communicating dinosaur and fossil information with children and communities.

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Wendy Caszatt-Allen, author

Wendy Caszatt-Allen is an author, poet, playwright, and teacher. She is a graduate from the prestigious Interlochen Center for the Arts and Michigan State University.

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Editorial Reviews:

The Detroit News

(This) series of reptile-related mysteries called the 'PaleoJoe Dinosaur Detective Club' is very big with readers. Getting kids interested in dinosaurs is about as difficult as getting them interested in French fries!

Dig magazine

Accompany a 21st-century paleontologist as he searches for fossils (in this) fast-paced novel.

The Grand Rapids Press

As a 10-year-old boy, Joe Kchodl had a collection of shoeboxes packed with things he had found—everything from shells and coral to rocks and minerals. He is still collecting as an adult. Only he is known as PaleoJoe and his passion is collecting dinosaur bones. PaleoJoe is a working paleontologist, author of (this) book series on prehistoric science and adventure for kids, and an educational speaker who tours the country to speak in schools. PaleoJoe ends every presentation with these words: Get out and learn as much as you can about everything, because there's always something new to discover.


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ISBN: 978-1-934133-10-1

Ages: 7-12
Page count: 168
5 1/2 x 8 1/2

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