Stampede of the Giant Reptiles by Rex Stone

Stampede of the Giant Reptiles

Written by Rex Stone
Illustrated by Mike Spoor

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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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Stampede of the Giant Reptiles by Rex Stone

Welcome to the Cretaceous! It's usually full of the sounds of dinosaurs roaring and insects buzzing, but when Jamie and Tom visit their secret prehistoric world, they find it strangely quiet. Where are all the dinosaurs? Then they hear an explosion above them and see meteors hurtling towards Earth! As the huge boulders of space rock crash all around them, the boys are knocked off their feet. Pockets of smoke and fire appear in the trees and the dinosaurs begin to emerge from the forest. But a herd of elusive edmontosaurs are completely freaked out and begin to stampede - straight for an enormous meteor crater! If the boys can't stop them, they'll all fall to their deaths!

This is the sixth 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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What every dinosaur-mad child has been waiting for - a young fiction series that really knows its Tyrannosaurus from its Triceratops. The 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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128 pages


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Oxford University Press

Publication date

4th July 2013




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