THE DINOSAURS WATER HOUSE HAWKINS

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By Barbara Kerley
Publisher SCHOLASTIC
THE DINOSAURS WATER HOUSE HAWKINS
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Can you fathom a time when almost no one in the world knew what a dinosaur looked like That was true in the mid nineteenth century until Victorian artist Waterhouse Hawkins built the first life size models of dinosaurs first in his native England and later in New York City and dazzled the world with his awe inspiring creations With impeccable attention to detail Barbara Kerley unearths a story of consuming passion triumph loss and courage and ultimately of an extraordinary legacy that lives on today Caldecott Medalist Brian Selznick celebrates this complex and fascinating individual through luminous soul stirring paintings that form a visual masterpiece Can you fathom a time when no one knew what a dinosaur was That was true in the mid nineteenth century until a Victorian artist named Waterhouse Hawkins brought these ancient animals to life for all to see Originally in his native England and later in New York City he devoted more than three decades to building the first life size models of dinosaurs and he dazzled the world with his awe inspiring creations With style spirit and impeccable attention to detail Barbara Kerley unearths a story of consuming passion triumph loss and courage and ultimately of an extraordinary legacy that lives on today Brian Selznick celebrates this complex and fascinating individual through luminous and soul stirring paintings that apropos of his subject form a visual masterpiece From the youngest dinosaur aficionados to those interested in art science or pioneering people the unforgettable story of Waterhouse Hawkins and his dinosaurs has something to teach all of us about the importance of believing in oneself and following a dream Can you fathom that until the mid 1800s almost nobody knew what a dinosaur was When Victorian artist Waterhouse Hawkins built the first life size models of dinosaurs in England he dazzled the world with his awe inspiring creations This book tells his story

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1853 words1,853 words
48 pages48 pages
Lexile AD760LLexile AD760L
Grade 2 to 5Grade 2 to 5
Published 2001Published 2001

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Book ISBN:

0439114942

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