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Stolen Stegosaurus

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By: PaleoJoe with Wendy Caszatt-Allen

Book 2 in PaleoJoe’s Dinosaur Detective Series

Real dinosaur eggs! Could they be from a stegosaurus?

PaleoJoe's Dinosaur Detective Club is real adventure and real paleontology that all boys and girls love. Everywhere PaleoJoe goes, kids just can't wait to meet him and read his books. Teachers have even told us kids will almost miss the busses because they can't stop reading his books. A classroom in Iowa called them "movies for the brain" and a New York magazine called them a combination of "Jurassic Park and Indiana Jones." You'll call them paleoriffic fun!

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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 Parrot's Perch

In the 2nd in this series, Stolen Stegosaurus, PaleoJoe and Shelly, with Shelly s schoolmate Dakota, battle the dark side of fossil collecting. If you or your child likes Nate the Great or Cam Jansen, you'll find this book an entertaining second step into longer chapter books. There's even a funny little animated dinosaur at the bottom of the pages. Flip the pages and watch him run.


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ISBN: 978-1-934133-04-0

Ages: 7-12
Page count: 160
5 1/2 x 8 1/2

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