Acclaimed author/illustrator Jessie Hartland presents the fascinating 145-million-year journey of a dinsoaur: a Diplodocus longus, from its discovery in 1923 in Utah to its arrival in the hallowed halls of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.
"Brilliantly simple and effective, this is an excellent addition to any elementary collection.- SLJ, starred review "The overall elicited emotion is awe--both for the passage of time and for the steps required to bring a simple hunk of stone to the fifteenth person: you." -- BOOKLIST, starred review
"Clearly this is a fun concept with a lot of different applications one can work with and the first in the series is a true keeper...Consider this a greatway to bridge the past and the present for your kids." -- Elizabeth Bird, A Fuse #8 Production
Top Ten Sci-Tech Books for Youth for 2010 Booklist "With exhaustive, dizzying detail, this picture book travels through time and across the world to look at how a seven-ton sphinx made its way from ancient Egypt to a museum." -- Booklist
How the Dinosaur Got to the Museum by Jessie Hartland