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Dinosaur Hunter
Dinosaur Hunter

Dinosaur Hunter

Joan Wiffen's Awesome Fossil Discoveries

By David Hill, Illustrated by Phoebe Morris

5-7

David Hill Kiwi Legends

JUVENILE NONFICTION

32 Pages, 9.5 x 10

Formats: Hardcover Picture Book

Hardcover Picture Book, $19.99 (US $19.99) (CA $26.99)

Publication Date: August 2019

ISBN 9780143773221

Rights: US & CA

Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited (Aug 2019)

Price: $19.99
 
 

Overview

The Remarkable true story of science superstar Joan Wiffen, whose fossil discoveries proved that dinosaurs lived in ancient New Zealand. Once there was a clever girl who liked searching for interesting things on the ground. She wanted to know why shells could be found in rocks so far away from the sea. But her father thought education was no use to a girl, so Joan had to leave school.Many years later, she bought an old map. To her amazement, she saw that it marked a treasure hoard. Not of gold and jewels, but of dinosaur bones.Nobody had ever found dinosaur fossils in New Zealand before - in fact, top scientists had said it was impossible. But Joan was intrigued. She decided to learn everything she could about palaeontology and hunt these dinosaur fossils.This is the fifth picture book in an acclaimed series of true stories about the lives of famous Kiwi written by David Hill and magnificently illustrated by Phoebe Morris.

Author Biography

David Hill is a reviewer, fiction writer, playwright and children's writer. Born in Napier, he spent fourteen years teaching before writing full-time. His many published books range from studies on poetry, to teenage fiction, for which he has received numerous prizes. His first young adult novel won the 1994 Times Educational Supplement Award for Special Needs. He won the 2002 Children's Literature Foundation Gaelyn Gordon Award for a Much-Loved Book, the 2003 LIANZA Esther Glen Medal, the 2013 NZ Post Junior Fiction Award, and the 2013 LIANZA Librarian's Choice Award. As a child Phoebe Morris always dreamed of becoming a zoo keeper and working with animals. However, persistent allergies meant that she ended up drawing them instead. As an adult, Phoebe now spends her time drawing a range of things - either on paper, or on her custom PC named 'The Millennium Falcon' In 2015 Phoebe Collaborated with author David Hill on the acclaimed picture-book biography of Sir Edmund Hillary, First to the Top. Unanimously praised for the quality of the illustrations, it was named a 2017 Storylines Notable Picture Book. In a Review for NZ Listener, Ann Packer wrote, "Wellingtonian Phoebe Morris makes a stunning debut as an illustration . . . . From the arresting cover, through cameos of his younger life to haunting other-worldly mountainscapes, Morris's style gives the old story a cool new edge." Phoebe is also the illustrator of the Frankie Potts Junior Fiction series by Juliet Jacka David Hill is a reviewer, fiction writer, playwright, and children's writer. He spent fourteen years teaching before writing full-time. His first young adult novel won the 1994 Times Educational Supplement Award for Special Needs. He won the 2002 Children's Literature Foundation Gaelyn Gordon Award for a Much-Loved Book, the 2003 LIANZA Esther Glen Medal, the 2013 NZ Post Junior Fiction Award, and the 2013 LIANZA Librarian's Choice Award. David Hill , (Author), New Plymouth, Taranaki (New Zealand) - David Hill is a reviewer, fiction writer, playwright and children’s writer. Born in Napier, he spent fourteen years teaching before writing full-time. His many published books range from studies on poetry, to teenage fiction, for which he has received numerous prizes. His first young adult novel won the 1994 Times Educational Supplement Award for Special Needs. He won the 2002 Children's Literature Foundation Gaelyn Gordon Award for a Much-Loved Book, the 2003 LIANZA Esther Glen Medal, the 2013 NZ Post Junior Fiction Award, and the 2013 LIANZA Librarian’s Choice Award. David Hill is a reviewer, fiction writer, playwright and children’s writer. Born in Napier, he spent fourteen years teaching before writing full-time. His many published books range from studies on poetry, to teenage fiction, for which he has received numerous prizes. His first young adult novel won the 1994 Times Educational Supplement Award for Special Needs. He won the 2002 Children's Literature Foundation Gaelyn Gordon Award for a Much-Loved Book, the 2003 LIANZA Esther Glen Medal, the 2013 NZ Post Junior Fiction Award, and the 2013 LIANZA Librarian’s Choice Award. David Hill is a reviewer, fiction writer, playwright and children's writer. Born in Napier, he spent fourteen years teaching before writing full-time. His many published books range from studies on poetry, to teenage fiction, for which he has received numerous prizes. His first young adult novel won the 1994 Times Educational Supplement Award for Special Needs. He won the 2002 Children's Literature Foundation Gaelyn Gordon Award for a Much-Loved Book, the 2003 LIANZA Esther Glen Medal, the 2013 NZ Post Junior Fiction Award, and the 2013 LIANZA Librarian's Choice Award. As a child Phoebe Morris always dreamed of becoming a zoo keeper and working with animals. However, persistent allergies meant that she ended up drawing them instead. As an adult, Phoebe now spends her time drawing a range of things - either on pap