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Orca Currents
Bones
By (author): John Wilson
9781459806986 Paperback, Trade English Juvenile: Age (years) from 9 - 12, Grade (CAN) from 4 - 7, Grade (US) from 4 - 7, Reading age from 9 - 12 JUVENILE FICTION / Mysteries & Detective Stories Alberta Apr 01, 2014
$9.95 CAD
Active 4.25 x 7 x 0.31 in 128 pages FSC certified – mixed sources C016245 Orca Book Publishers
 
CCBC Best Books 2014, Commended
Will these bones survive their fifteen minutes of fame?


Sam and Annabel are visiting Drumheller, Alberta, where the farmland Sam’s mother lives on is host to a dinosaur dig. Annabel, an avid learner, is thrilled to have access to paleontologists and spends as much time as she can near the dig, much to Sam’s dismay. But when they learn the dig has uncovered scientifically important bones, even Sam’s interest is piqued. In fact, the whole town is talking about the dig. When Sam and Annabel learn that Humphrey Battleford, a famous collector of stolen goods, is in the area, they are on high alert to keep the ancient bones safe.

John Wilson is the author of numerous stories for young people, including Stolen in the Orca Currents series. He spends a great deal of time traveling across the country, telling stories from his books and getting young readers (particularly but not exclusively boys) energized and wanting to read and find out more about the past. For more information, visit www.johnwilsonauthor.com.

"The novel’s appeal comes from its thrilling storyline and its fascinating descriptions of the world of paleontology. Although Wilson deals with a fictitious dinosaur discovery, he makes paleontology an interesting foundation for his story without stepping too far away from reality...The interesting information about dinosaur research woven in the adventure story will capture many young readers and sustain their attention throughout." - CM Magazine

"Wilson is a skilled YA author who can balance dialogue and description perfectly...Although a sequel, this novel is successful as a stand-alone, and will recruit more young readers, especially boys." - Resource Links

"Readers will enjoy this book for its fast-paced, easy-to-read structure and its numerous pop culture references; it is a high-interest novel for students who read below grade level." - Library Media Connection

"Another excellent example of Wilson’s care in research and presentation of data...Wilson conveys to his readers the depth of his own understanding of his topic, yet avoids any patronizing or erudite tone in his narration: exactly what struggling readers need in order to engage with the story." - Karyn's Kid Lit Reviews blog

"Peppered with factual information about paleontology and the potential for fraud, the story moves along quickly to a satisfying end that still allows for the possibility of future entanglements with the villainous Humphrey Battleford." - Southwestern Ohio Young Adult Materials Review Group

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