The Dinosaur Who Lived In My Backyard

Paperback | June 1, 1990

byB.g. Hennessy, Susan Davis

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"A young boy's wishful thinking becomes a smooth piece of nonfiction, charmingly packed with facts."--Publishers Weekly

"An appealing combination of fantasy and reality".--Kirkus Reviews


A young boy imagines what it was like long ago when dinosaurs lived in his own backyard. The story combines the little boy's charming imagination with early concepts of science and history to create a wonderful tale. The Dinosaur Who Lived in My Backyard is a great pick for classroom story time.

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Although they disappeared long ago, dinosaurs live on in children's imaginations. A young boy playfully imagines the "dinosaur who hatched in the backyard and grew to the size of the family car. . . . An appealing combination of fantasy and reality".--Kirkus Reviews. Full-color illustrations

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"A young boy's wishful thinking becomes a smooth piece of nonfiction, charmingly packed with facts."--Publishers Weekly"An appealing combination of fantasy and reality".--Kirkus ReviewsA young boy imagines what it was like long ago when dinosaurs lived in his own backyard. The story combines the little boy's charming imagination with e...

B. G. Hennessy has authored over 35 children's books including the entire series of CORDUROY lift-the-flap books. With nearly four million books in print in ten languages, her writing awards and honors include two Parenting Magazine Reading Magic Awards an IRA/Children's Choice Award Book and a Best Book of the Year by the Bank Street ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 8.83 × 7.1 × 0.14 inPublished:June 1, 1990Publisher:Penguin Young Readers Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0140507361

ISBN - 13:9780140507362

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Although they disappeared long ago, dinosaurs live on in children's imaginations. A young boy playfully imagines the "dinosaur who hatched in the backyard and grew to the size of the family car. . . . An appealing combination of fantasy and reality".--Kirkus Reviews. Full-color illustrations