Reader Reviewed Attack of the Lizard King by Rex Stone

Attack of the Lizard King

Written by Rex Stone

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Exciting adventures in this easy to read series about two boys and the dangerous dinosaurs they encounter – especially the deadly Tyrannosaurus Rex. Jamie’s dad is opening a dinosaur museum in Dinosaur Cove. Jamie expects to find some fossils but never expects to find any dinosaurs alive. After all, they’ve been extinct for years, haven’t they? Soon Jamie and his new friend Tom find themselves desperate to avoid the deadly creatures. Loads of dinosaur fact boxes support the stories making them a useful mine of information too.

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Attack of the Lizard King by Rex Stone

Welcome to the Cretaceous! It's a pretty awesome place, as Jamie and Tom discover when they find the fossilized footprints which lead them to the world of dinosaurs. There are all kinds of amazing creatures here, including a friendly wannanosaurus to join them on their travels. But as the boys begin to explore the strange prehistoric world, little do they know that they're being watched. A gigantic T-Rex has spotted the boys, and he's heading their way ...This the first book in the hugely popular Dinosaur Cove series which has now sold over a million copies. This new edition includes a set of Cretaceous collector cards.

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Nicholas Butler, aged 7 I enjoyed this story because it is an action book...I would definitely tell my friends to read this book as it's got loads of dinosaurs in it. Click here to read the full review.

Spencer Jarrett, age 9 I enjoyed this book as it was easy to read and understand, I kept reading on to find out what was going to happen to the boys and the descriptions of the dinosaurs were really terrifying. I’m happy we don’t have T-Rex’s stomping through our lives today! Click here to read the full review.

Sam Harper, age 9 a brilliant introduction to a fantastic series which is packed full of loads of different types of dinosaurs....I loved this book and would recommend it to anyone who is mad about dinosaurs as well as fans of Astrosaurs and other dinosaur adventures. Click here to read the full review.

Jennifer Towler, age 7 I enjoyed the book very much..... I am a 7 year old girl and I think they are great for girls too! I will tell my friends about this book and tell them how good it was. Click here to read the full review.


What every dinosaur-mad child has been waiting for - a young fiction series that really knows its Tyrannosaurus from its Triceratops - Guardian

About the Author

Rex Stone is the pseudonym used by Working Partners, the creators of Rainbow Magic and other successful series like Animal Ark.

Illustrator Mike Spoor grew up in Northumberland and it was during holidays to the Lake District with his grandparents that he first found a love for drawing. After attending Art College and working as a landscape architect Mike trained as a teacher. He moved to Australia and spent his time flying all over the country to run ceramics workshops. Now, after swapping ceramics for illustration, Mike is back in England and has illustrated many hundreds of books. He considers himself a craftsman rather than a ‘serious’ artist because he is best at drawing scratchy unfinished humorous ideas.

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Publication date

7th February 2013




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