The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins

The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins

A True Dinosaur Story, in Three Ages

Book - 2001
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Can you fathom a time when no one knew what a dinosaur was?That was true in the mid-nineteenth century, until a Victorian artist named Waterhouse Hawkins brought these ancient animals to life for all to see. Originally in his native England, and later in New York City, he devoted more than three decades to building the first life-size models of dinosaurs, and he dazzled the world with his awe-inspiring creations. With style, spirit, and 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. Brian Selznick celebrates this complex and fascinating individual through luminous and soul-stirring paintings that -- apropos of his subject -- form a visual masterpiece. From the youngest dinosaur aficionados to those interested in art, science, or pioneering people, the unforgettable story of Waterhouse Hawkins and his dinosaurs has something to teach all of us about the importance of believing in oneself and following a dream.
Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, 2001.
ISBN: 9780439114943
0439114942
Branch Call Number: J 567. 90228 HAW K
Characteristics: [48] p. : col. ill.
Additional Contributors: Selznick, Brian - Illustrator
Alternative Title: Waterhouse Hawkins

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AL_KATI Nov 14, 2016

Whoa, I had no idea! You take for granted that today we know what dinosaurs looked like, but we didn't really know one hundred years ago...

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