Growing Up in the Cretaceous Scipionyx by Marco Signore, Mark Norell

Growing Up in the Cretaceous Scipionyx

Written by Marco Signore, Mark Norell
Illustrated by Matteo Bacchin
Part of the Dinosaurs Series


Growing Up in the Cretaceous Scipionyx by Marco Signore, Mark Norell

The fourth volume in a series of six comic-book adventures that bring the dinosaurs back to life. Growing Up in the Cretaceous, the fourth title in Abbeville's Dinosaurs series, 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. 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.


Praise for Abbeville's Dinosaurs series: These books have great individualized forewords, a dinosaur evolutionary tree, and extensive informative essays dealing with the geography, flora and fauna, and other matters of the time period covered. -- School Library Journal ...a six-part graphic series grounded in science facts but told partially through fiction. Although the large-format books are aimed at young dino aficionados...the text won't bore adults. -- Science News

About the Author

Matteo Bacchin is a Milan-based illustrator specializing in paleontological subjects. Marco Signore is a paleontologist known for his work on a remarkably well-preserved fossil of the small dinosaur Scipionyx samniticus. Mark Norell is curator in charge of fossil reptiles, amphibians, and birds at the American Museum of Natural History.

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64 pages


Marco Signore, Mark Norell
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Abbeville Press Inc.,U.S.

Publication date

22nd October 2009



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