Clarion Books/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, November 2015 (ages 10+)
Black and white illustrations by Leigh Walls
ISBN-13/ EAN: 9780544237117
ISBN-13/ EAN: 9780544236660
In this time-travel dinosaur adventure, Max Pierson-Takahashi and his friend Petra return to the days of the dinosaurs, where they must survive attacks from mosasaurs, tyrannosaurs, and other deadly creatures, including a vengeful, pistol-toting girl from the 1920s. The fast pace, mind-bending time twists, and Greg Leitich Smith’s light, humorous touch make this an exciting, fun choice for readers looking for adventure and nonstop action.
“This middle grade adventure will appeal to those who enjoy Roland Smith’s Cryptid Hunters (Hyperion Books, 2005). Survival story elements also broaden the book’s appeal.” -School Library Connection
“[A] slam-dunk for dinosaur aficionados and will appeal [to] fans of literary time travel and outdoorsy adventure.” -Austin American-Statesman
“Time-travel complications, dangerous creatures, and an unforgiving environment combine in this mash-up of Jurassic Park and Back to the Future, which also features a healthy dose of Cretaceous knowledge. Multiple narrators keep the narrative hurtling forward, compelling readers to guess what obstacle will present itself next.” -Booklist