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Dinosaurs Of Waterhouse Hawkins by Barbara Kerley
Cover Artist: Brian Selznick
Review by Gayle Surrette
Scholastic Paperback  ISBN/ITEM#: 9780439114950
Date: 01 March 2009 List Price $8.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK

Links: B. Waterhouse Hawkins Website / Show Article /

Most children at some point get fascinated by dinosaurs. If they're lucky they may even get to a museum to see a model of one or more types of dinosaurs. I was an adult before I saw my first full-sized model. It was B. Waterhouse Watson who first brought dinosaurs to life by using his skills as an artist, scientist, and naturalist, to create models of these creatures, sometimes with nothing more than a single bone or fragment.

The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins is the story of the life and times of Waterhouse Hawkins who was born in 1807 and died in 1894.

From official release/information:

Product Description: This extraordinary true story introduces readers to the unforgettable Waterhouse Hawkins: Victorian artist and visionary who built the world's first life-size models of dinosaurs!

With impeccable attention to detail, Barbara Kerley unearths a story of consuming passion, triumph, loss, and courage--and ultimately, of an extraordinary legacy that lives on today. Caldecott Medalist Brian Selznick celebrates this complex and fascinating individual through luminous, soul-stirring paintings that form a visual masterpiece.

(Source: Scholastic)

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