Saving the Dinosaurs

Description

An environmentally-aware story with an unusual twist and one that will be a source of delight to readers. Peter Philips receives a rather mysterious computer disc, rather different from the one he ordered, and realises he can time-travel by using its program.

He journeys to the Cretaceous Age where he is befriended by two dinosaurs, Jahunda and Segui. He repays their friendship by rescuing them from the after-effects of a giant meteorite's collison with the earth.

Descriptions throughout vividly recreate a prehistoric world and the empathy achieved through Peter's friendship with the dinosaurs engenders a real appreciation of life 65 million years ago.

 

Rights Information

all rights available

Endorsements

‘In my view, this book has the best device a children’s book could have, which is a perfect blend of reality and fantasy.’ (Jill Murphy, children’s author)

Reviews


‘An environmentally-aware story with an unusual twist and one that will be a source of delight to readers in years 7 and 8.  This is a remarkable book, ambitious but totally accessible, educational but enthralling. ‘ (Books for Keeps)


 


‘Fantasy and reality blend into an exciting story for all dinosaur fans’.  (The London Parents Guide).


 


‘This highly imaginative fantasy is coupled with much factual evidence about life in the late Cretaceous Age and provides an exciting read.’ (Angela Lepper)


 


‘In my view, this book has the best device a children’s book could have, which is a perfect blend of reality and fantasy.’ (Jill Murphy, children’s author)

Author Biography

When  her memoir “Me Jane” comes out it will be Jane’s 18th published book.  Novels for children, works on ceramics, knitting, social history, the role of women in the Second World War; they’ve been coming out regularly since the first, ‘A Stitch in Time’, helped to launch a revival of interest in hand-knitting in 1972.

 

And if that wasn’t enough, she has studied painting and sculpture, glass-blowing and ceramics (producing work described by the Arts Editor of the International Herald Tribune as “among the greatest creations of twentieth century pottery”).  Now, in her little cottage on the Chequers Estate, she divides her time between writing and drawing, having just finished a memoir of her childhood while working on a final draft of her 5th novel for children, in which two competing groups of Weather Makers (including Hebrides the Witch, German Bight and the strangely indecisive Fitzroy/Finisterre) battle to take control over the world’s weather.

 

Bibliographic Information
  • Pub date: July 2014
  • English
  • 9780957317062
  • United Kingdom
  • Paperback
  • Primary Price: 6.99 GBP
  • Pages: 132
  • Gli-Glis Publishing
  • Readership: Children
  • Publish State: Self-Published
  • Page size: A5 (8.3 x 5.8 ) inches
  • Illustration: Cover pic colour / 19 grayscale