Peter Chrisp has written more than 80 children's books on a wide range of historical topics, many focusing on the ancient world. His books for DK include Mummy, Ancient Greece, and Ancient Rome in the dk online series, as well as Alexander the Great and Christopher Columbus.
Gr 2-4-This introduction to paleontology weaves together facts about fossil hunting with fictionalized first-person accounts from dinosaur detectives. Britons Mary Anning and Gideon Mantell and American Jack Horner are among those included. The book combines their stories with a multitude of facts found along the borders of each page. The many illustrations include full-color and black-and-white photos, drawings, and reproductions. The format works well for children who enjoy browsing, and the book may spark interest in the subject. Budding paleontologists will appreciate the title's slightly different focus and enjoy the variety of information presented.- Maura Bresnahan, Shawsheen School, Andover, MA Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.