Growing Up in the Cretaceous

Scipionyx

By Matteo Bacchin, Marco Signore

Release Date
Format Hardcover 64 pages 7.69 x 11.25 inches over 64 full-color cartoon illustrations
Category Kids
Collection
ISBN-13 978-0-78921-012-8

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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