Tommysaurus Rex by Doug TennapelTommysaurus Rex by Doug Tennapel

Tommysaurus Rex

byDoug Tennapel

Paperback | May 28, 2013

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In the tradition of Old Yeller comes the heartwarming friendship between a boy and his Tyrannosaurus Rex

When Ely's beloved dog, Tommy, is hit by a car, he goes to his grandpa's house for the summer to get his mind off things. While exploring a nearby cave one day he discovers a full-grown but friendly Tyrannosaurus Rex. As the news of the dinosaur grows around town, so does the friendship between Ely and his Jurassic pet. But Randy, the mean kid down the street, decides he's going to make life miserable for Ely and his dinosaur - to devastating effect.

Tommysaurus Rex was nominated for two Eisner awards in 2005:
Best Graphic Album - New
Best Publication for a Younger Audience

DOUG TENNAPEL was raised in the town of Denair, California. In 1994, he created the immensely popular Earthworm Jim. Doug's first graphic novel for Scholastic, Ghostopolis, was a 2011 ALA Top Ten Great Graphic Novel for Teens, and his follow-up, Bad Island, is a 2012 ALA Great Graphic Novels for Teens as well as one of School Library J...
Title:Tommysaurus RexFormat:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 9.04 × 5.98 × 0.39 inPublished:May 28, 2013Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545483832

ISBN - 13:9780545483834


Editorial Reviews

Praise for Tommysaurus Rex"[TenNapel] has mastered a cartoonish style that preserves a sense of grit while lending some emotional weight to match the story." -Booklist"It's a premise worthy of a loony Saturday morning cartoon . . . but underlying the fun is a potent and affecting story about facing death and growing up." -Publishers Weekly"His trademark inventiveness and depth are still present, making this an excellent offering for any dog lover or for anyone looking for a tale of friendship." -Kirkus