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I Am A Quetzalcoatlus By Karen Wallace

I Am A Quetzalcoatlus
by Karen Wallace

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Explore the world of one of the most extraordinary prehistoric creatures through its own eyes in this remarkable picture book by an award-winning team
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I Am A Quetzalcoatlus Summary

I Am A Quetzalcoatlus by Karen Wallace

Award-winning author and illustrator (THINK OF AN EEL) show the world of Quetzalcoatlus, the largest flying contemporary of the dinosaurs, through the eyes of one individual. See him flying in search of food; watch as he lands on mudflats to feed; and see him fly back to his nest to watch as his mate is attacked by vicious Dromaeosauruses.

Richly illustrated, this simple narrative is compellingly told and will leave every reader with a vivid image of this most fascinating of creatures and the world it inhabited.

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I Am A Quetzalcoatlus Reviews

Through beautiful colour illustrations and a very selective text, we read of the life of a flying form [of dinosaur] ... This is an ideal picture and information book especially for 3 to 6-year-olds. * School Librarian *
Still remembering her splendid THINK OF AN EEL, I've been hoping for some more Karen Wallace to read and, 'Whoopee', here we are. I'm not much of a one for dinosaurs but [this book is] a delight. ... And then there's Wallace's masterly way with words. Pared to a minimum with no syllable wasted, [her] texts are comparable with Mayne or Morpurgo - they could happily join an anthology of verse or be set to music... Books like these pave the way for an absorbing interest in fossils and the prehistory pantheon... Absolutely great! And, oh yes, fine pictures from Mike Bostock. For anyone from 3 to 10. * Books for Keeps *


'The texts are deceptively simple but complement the stunning illustrations ... telling a compelling story through words and image.'

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About Karen Wallace

A Canadian, Karen Wallace gained a degree in English from London University. Shortly afterwards she and her husband went to Toronto and worked in the publishing business. A few years later they moved to Ireland with their two young sons, and returned to England in 1982. She now writes full-time for children and for children's television. She and illustrator Mike Bostock won the TES Information Book Award for THINK OF AN EEL (Walker Books). Her novel RASPBERRIES ON THE YANGTSE was short-listed for the Guardian Award. She is married to novelist Sam Llewellyn. Mike Bostock was born in Bristol, England and studied Illustration at Bath Academy of Art between 1980-84. On graduating he worked as an editorial illustrator and also for a wide variety of design and advertising clients. His first commision to illustrate a picture book for children was THINK OF AN EEL written by Karen Wallace in 1993. This book won several awards among them the Kurt Maschler Award and the Times Education Supplement Junior Information Book Award and since then he has illustrated many picture books including IMAGINE YOU ARE A CROCODILE (1996) and IMAGINE YOU ARE A DOLPHIN (1997) for Hodder. He enjoys researching his subjects, and in particular, the opportunity drawing offers to understand, and simplify a subject and make it accessible and exciting to young readers. "Drawing is exploration; it encourages you to see things with a fresh eye revealing aspects of the subject which excite you and fill you with enthusiasm to communicate and share this with the reader".

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I Am A Quetzalcoatlus by Karen Wallace
Karen Wallace
I Am a Dinosaur
Used - Very Good
Hachette Children's Group
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.