Roaring BrookPage Count
9" x 9"
Level: 5.6, Points: 0.5Scholastic Reading Counts
Level: 5.6, Points: 2Lexile
Lita Judge explains, "As a child, I was fortunate to have grandparents who were ornithologists (scientists who study birds), and I spent every summer helping them raise hawks, eagles, and owls. Because I knew birds evolved from dinosaurs, watching birds of prey made me imagine how baby dinosaurs might have behaved. I was interested in these birds, but fascinated with dinosaurs. When I turned fifteen, I wrote the Tyrell Museum of Paleontology in Alberta, Canada, and asked to volunteer on a dinosaur dig. Dr. Philip Currie, the curator of the museum, was kind enough to allow a teenager on his summer crew. I spent the next three summers digging up dinosaur bones, studying fossils, and expanding my imagination.
"I graduated college with a degree in geology but eventually realized that what I loved most was drawing and writing about dinosaurs. This book fills a lifelong dream to investigate paleontologists ' understanding of baby dinosaurs and their parents. "
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