Can you fathom a time when almost no one in the world knew what a dinosaur looked like? That was true in the mid-nineteenth century, until Victorian artist Waterhouse Hawkins built the first life-size models of dinosaurs, first in his native England and later in New York City, and dazzled the world with his awe-inspiring creations.
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.
Distinctions and Praise forThe Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins:(partial listing)
Caldecott Honor Book
ALA Notable Children’s Book NAPPA Gold Award Winner
Orbis Pictus Honor Book for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children
Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year, 2001
CBC/NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People
CBC/NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children
New York Public Library - 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing
* "One look at this amazing-but-true picture book introducing the little-known artist Hawkins and his dreams of dinosaurs, and kids may well forget about Jurassic Park." --Publishers Weekly, starred review
* "Stunning." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review
* "Appealing on many levels, this will be a favorite dinosaur book for years to come." --Booklist, starred review
Barbara Kerley's award-winning biographies—includingWhat to Do About Alice?andThe ExtraordinaryMark Twain(Accordingto Susy), both illustrated by Edwin Fotheringham, andThe Dinosaursof WaterhouseHawkinsandWalt Whitman: Words for America, both illustral#>