The Enormous Egg by Oliver Butterworth

The Enormous Egg

byOliver ButterworthIllustratorLouis Darling

Paperback | April 1, 1993

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Young Nate Twitchell is surprised when one of the hens on his family farm lays a giant egg. After a painstaking wait, Nate is even more surprised when it hatches and out pops a baby triceratops that he names Uncle Beazley! But when Nate decides to keep the dino and raise it on his own, he has no idea what he's getting himself into. As Uncle Beazley grows, Nate and his family realize they are not equipped to take care of a full-sized dinosaur, and so with the help of their scientist friend, Nate and Uncle Beazley set off for the <_st13a_placename _w3a_st="on">National <_st13a_placetype _w3a_st="on">Museum in <_st13a_place _w3a_st="on"><_st13a_city _w3a_st="on">Washington, <_st13a_state _w3a_st="on">D.C., on the hunt for the perfect home for a modern-day dinosaur---then the real trouble begins!

The Enormous Egg was originally published in 1956 and has been a classic in children's literature ever since. This brand new edition features amazing new illustrations from Eisner-award winning graphic novelist Mark Crilley (creator of Akiko and Miki Falls).

About The Author

Oliver Butterworth was born in Hartford, Connecticut, in 1918. Before his death in 1990, he taught English at the Hartford College of Women for 43 years.

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Title:The Enormous EggFormat:PaperbackDimensions:188 pages, 7.5 × 5.25 × 0.5 inPublished:April 1, 1993Publisher:Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316119202

ISBN - 13:9780316119207

Appropriate for ages: 8

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This fun comedy tells the tale of Nate Twitchell and his experience with one of the family hens as it prepares to lay the biggest egg on Earth. The Enormous Egg from Oliver Butterworth is a lighthearted comedy seen through the eyes of Nate as he attempts to cope a giant egg, and with all the sudden attention. His parents don’t know what’s going to hatch, nor do the townspeople or the local politicians, even the big boys from Washington don’t know quite what to expect when this huge egg hatches. Follow Nate as he comes to deal with some very big issues. Fun for kids and adults alike.

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"[An] engagingly hilarious comedy."-Christian Science Monitor