Matteo Bacchin

Matteo Bacchin

Matteo Bacchin is a Milan-based illustrator specializing in paleontological subjects.

Giant vs. Giant

Argentinosaurus

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The fifth in a series of six comic-book adventures that bring the dinosaurs back to life for young readers, Giant vs. Giant follows a group of enormous Argentinosaurus as they try to escape the clutches of the ravenous Giganotosaurus.

In Abbeville’s Dinosaurs series, a talented artist and a noted paleontologist have teamed up to re-create the vanished world of the dinosaurs in comic-book form. Each volume in the series tells the action-packed yet scientifically accurate story of a different dinosaur living in its particular time and place, and also includes an illustrated essay that explains more about the creatures and settings encountered in the comic.

Giant vs. Giant, the fifth title in the series, shows what life was like for Argentinosaurus, the largest animal that ever existed. As a herd of these outsized herbivores travel across the plains of prehistoric South America, they encounter other amazing species of the late Cretaceous period, like the eight-ton crocodile Sarcosuchus and the primitive bird Patagopteryx, and do battle with their nemesis, the enormous carnivore Giganotosaurus.

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T. Rex and the Great Extinction

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The last in a series of six comic-book adventures that bring the dinosaurs back to life for young readers, T. Rex and the Great Extinction tells the story of an epic showdown between a Tyrannosaurus and a Triceratops at the twilight of the Cretaceous period.

In Abbeville’s Dinosaurs series, a talented artist and a noted paleontologist have teamed up to re-create the vanished world of the dinosaurs in comic-book form. Each volume in the series tells the action-packed yet scientifically accurate story of a different dinosaur living in its particular time and place, and also includes an illustrated essay that explains more about the creatures and settings encountered in the comic.

T. Rex and the Great Extinction, the sixth and last title in the series, is set at the end of the Cretaceous period, 65 million years ago. In this world, whose scenery resembles that of our own, a ravenous Tyrannosaurus patrols its territory. Usually it hunts the duck-billed Edmontosaurus, but today it comes upon a massive Triceratops, and the most epic clash in animal history takes place. Little do these mighty combatants realize that both their species will soon vanish from the earth, leaving only fossils behind.

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Growing Up in the Cretaceous

Scipionyx

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The fourth volume in a series of six comic-book adventures that bring the dinosaurs back to life.

Recommended for 9 years old and pUp

In Abbeville's Dinosaurs series, a talented artist and a noted paleontologist have teamed up to re-create the vanished world of the dinosaurs in comic-book form. Each volume in the series tells the action-packed yet scientifically accurate story of a different dinosaur living in its particular time and place. At the back of each volume, meanwhile, are several short essays, abundantly illustrated with original drawings and photographs of fossils, that explain more about the creatures and settings encountered in the comic.

Growing Up in the Cretaceous, the fourth title, begins with the hatching of the eggs in a family of Scipionyx, small carnivores living in the early Cretaceous period, 113 million years ago, in what is now Italy. The story follows one of the hatchlings as, with the help of his parents, he learns to survive amidst larger dinosaurs, like the duck-billed hadrosaurs and the fish-eating Baryonyx. The essays following the comic investigate the behavior of dinosaurs.

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