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Jack Horner, Dinosaur Hunter!

When Jack Horner was a child, nothing fascinated him more than fossils. Dinosaur fossils to be exact. He hunted for them at every chance he got and dreamed of being a great paleontologist. But school was hard, reading was even harder, and he struggled to succeed like the other kids in his classes. Jack persevered, finding his own way to success, until he became one of the world's most famous paleontologist, immortalized in Hollywood movies and known as Jack Horner: Dinosaur Hunter!

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Interest Level Grade 1 - Grade 4
Reading Level Grade 2
Dewey 567.9092 B
Lexile
ATOS Reading Level
Guided Reading Level
Language English
Publisher Sleeping Bear Press
Available Formats Hardcover (9781534111196), PDF (9781534192300), Hosted ebook (9781534192423)
Copyright 2021
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions 9 x 11
Graphics Full-color illustrations

School Library Journal - Jack Horner, Dinosaur Hunter!

“A fossil collector from childhood, Jack Horner overcame profound dyslexia to become a renowned paleontologist, serve as consultant on Jurassic Park (and even inspire the character Alan Grant), and discover the first clutch of fossilized dinosaur eggs in North America. With a recurrent “CRUNCH. SWOOSH” to evoke the sounds of digging in dirt and loose rocks, Shephard portrays Horner in an accurately representational style, in a mix of large panels and full-page scenes—going from labs to rugged landscapes to a movie set and finishing up by lounging comfortably against a friendly looking T. rex. “Jack understands dinosaurs aren’t alive anymore, but he wishes they were.” Readers may feel the same. Gholz tells Horner’s story and explains his contributions to paleontology in brief, simple language, concluding with more details about Horner’s struggles and career along with an invitation to budding fossil hunters to draw and name a dino of their own. VERDICT An inspiring example of how disabilities don’t have to close doors to scientific careers or other dreams.”

Author: Sophia Gholz

Sophia Gholz is a children’s book author and lover of trees. She grew up in northern Florida, surrounded by oak trees and longleaf pine forests. But Sophia’s favorite type of trees are the willows she encountered while visiting Australia as a child. Favorites aside, she believes that all trees are equally important. Today, Sophia lives by the beach with her family, where she spends her time researching, writing, and dreaming about faraway places. The Boy Who Grew a Forest is Sophia’s debut picture book. For more, visit: www.sophiagholz.com.

Illustrator: Dave Shephard