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Dinosaurs Before Dark: Full Color Edition 20 ANV Edition
Contributor(s): Osborne, Mary Pope, Murdocca, Sal (Illustrator)

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ISBN: 0375869883     ISBN-13: 9780375869884
Publisher: Random House Childrens Books
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Binding Type: Hardcover - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: September 2012
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Annotation: Rereleased in hardcover with full-color illustrations, a 20th anniversary edition of the first Magic Tree House story features updated dinosaur information, an interview with the creators and a letter from Mary Pope Osborne.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Dinosaurs; Fiction.
Time travel; Fiction.
Magic; Fiction.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Animals | Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures
- Juvenile Fiction | Action & Adventure
- Juvenile Fiction | Readers
Dewey: [Fic]
LCCN: 2011004473
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 3-4, Age 8-9
Book type: Juvenile Fiction
Physical Information: 8.75" H x 5.75" W x 0.75" (0.70 lbs) 77 pages
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Contributor Bio(s): RY POPE OSBORNE is the author of all the Magic Tree House books, and, with her husband, has written Magic Tree House: The Musical.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2013 Spring)
This time-travel fantasy begins in a mysterious treehouse filled with stacks of books. When Jack wishes to see a real Pteranodon after looking at a picture of one, he and his sister travel through time to the prehistoric past. Though formulaic, dialogue, plot, and illustrations will appeal to young readers. This edition features color illustrations and new appended material. ",,"Younger Fiction",,,,,,,,,,,102088,,,,

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 1992 September)
Gr 1-3-- This enjoyable time-travel fantasy is a successful beginning chapter book. Jack and his younger sister find a tree house filled with books. When he wishes he could really see the Pteranodon pictured in one of them, it appears at the window. The children have been transported back to the Cretaceous period. They begin to explore and are soon threatened by a Tyrannosaurus. The Pteranodon comes to their rescue, and they figure out enough about the magic that carried them back in time to be able to use it to return home. There is plenty of suspense and magic here, and enough dinosaur information to please science buffs. Characterization is sketchy and older children will find the plot predictable, but readers just past the easy-to-read stage will find it satisfying. It should attract those who devour Ruth Chew's books. --Louise L. Sherman, Anna C. Scott School, Leonia, NJ Copyright 1992 Cahners Business Information.
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