What Happened to the Dinosaurs? (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2)

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What happened to the dinosaurs?

For millions of years these fantastic creatures roamed our planet. Then, suddenly, they all disappeared. Scientists wonder why. What could have caused this huge extinction 65 million years ago?

In this enlarged edition, distinguished writer Franklyn M. Branley and award-winning artist Marc Simont provide the perfect introduction to an always fascinating subject - the disappearance of the dinosaurs.

Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children 1989 (NSTA/CBC)

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About the Author:

Franklyn M. Branley was the originator of the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series and the author of close to 150 popular books about scientific topics for young readers of all ages. He was Astronomer Emeritus and former Chairman of the American Museum of Natural History-Hayden Planetarium.



Marc Simont was born in 1915 in Paris. His parents were from the Catalonia region of Spain, and his childhood was spent in France, Spain, and the United States. Encouraged by his father, Joseph Simont, an artist and staff illustrator for the magazine L'Illustration, Marc Simont drew from a young age. Though he later attended art school in Paris and New York, he considers his father to have been his greatest teacher.

When he was nineteen, Mr. Simont settled in America permanently, determined to support himself as an artist. His first illustrations for a children's book appeared in 1939. Since then, Mr. Simont has illustrated nearly a hundred books, working with authors as diverse as Margaret Wise Brown and James Thurber. He won a Caldecott Honor in 1950 for illustrating Ruth Krauss's The Happy Day, and in in 1957 he was awarded the Caldecott Medal for his pictures in A Tree is Nice, by Janice May Udry.

Internationally acclaimed for its grace, humor, and beauty, Marc Simont's art is in collections as far afield at the Kijo Picture Book Museum in Japan, but the honor he holds most dear is having been chosen as the 1997 Illustrator of the Year in his native Catalonia. Mr. Simont and his wife have one grown son, two dogs and a cat. They live in West Cornwall, Connecticut. Marc Simont's most recent book is The Stray Dog.

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PreSchool-Grade 2-- Branley tackles the mystery of what did in the dinosaurs in this addition to his popular science series. True to his intention, he provides a clear, easy-to-understand explanation of several possible causes for the dinosaurs' extinction. He includes disease, temperature change of the Earth, and even the idea that small animals devoured the dinosaurs' eggs as possible causes of death. About half the book is spent discussing the theory which claims that comet showers and the ensuing fires, ash, and dust killed the dinosaurs and their food sources. Simont's soft watercolor illustrations clearly depict, yet effectively tone down the ferocity of the subject matter for young readers. Although Branley states several times that no theory has yet been proven, the attention he gives to the comet/Nemesis theory implies it is a more valid, better-researched theory, as compared to the others which receive only a page or two of attention. He is also reluctant to question the theory; for example, how is it that mammals and some reptiles (such as turtles and alligators) survived the comet catastrophe, while dinosaurs and plants did not? Perhaps this is making a Tyrannosaurus out of a molehill, but implied messages can sometimes be as influential as obvious ones. --Cathryn A. Camper, Minneapolis Public Library
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