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The dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins : an illuminating history of Mr. Waterhouse Hawkins, artist and lecturer / by Barbara Kerley ; with drawings by Brian Selznick ; many of which are based on the original sketches of Mr. Hawkins.

By: Kerley, Barbara.
Contributor(s): Selznick, Brian [ill.].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Scholastic, 2001Edition: 1st ed.Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; cm.ISBN: 0439114942; 9780439114943.Subject(s): Hawkins, B. Waterhouse (Benjamin Waterhouse), 1807-1889 -- Juvenile literature | Dinosaurs -- Models -- History -- 19th century -- Juvenile literature | Modelmakers -- Great Britain -- Biography -- Juvenile literatureDDC classification: 567.9/022/8 Awards: Caldecott Honor Book, 2002.Summary: The true story of Victorian artist Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins, who built life-sized models of dinosaurs in the hope of educating the world about what these awe-inspiring ancient animals and what they were like.
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The true story of Victorian artist Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins, who built life-sized models of dinosaurs in the hope of educating the world about what these awe-inspiring ancient animals and what they were like.

Caldecott Honor Book, 2002.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 2-5-Today a basic knowledge of dinosaurs is common, but in the early 1800s scientists were just beginning to discover odd, oversized bones and draw conclusions, many of them erroneous. In 1853, London artist Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins decided to educate and enthrall the public by sculpting life-sized dinosaur models. He even held a dinner party inside one of his iguanodon sculptures! Barbara Kerley's true story (Scholastic, 2001) chronicles the artist's achievements, providing information about his life, his successes, and his calamitous encounter with Boss Tweed in New York City. While Jonathan Pryce reads the story with expression and vigor, Brian Selznick's rich, Caldecott Honor-winning illustrations are scanned, with minor animation added. The story is fascinating and the illustrations are dramatic. Original music and background sounds augment the production. The interviews with the author and illustrator nicely round out the production, providing interesting information about how artists and authors work to create their final products, the value of libraries, and the excitement of finding and sharing information with a new generation; photos of the actual Waterhouse sculptures in England are included. Read-along subtitles are options. The interviews greatly increase curriculum application possibilities.-Teresa Bateman, Brigadoon Elementary School, Federal Way, WA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Barbara Kerley's award-winning biographies-including What to Do About Alice? and The Extraordinary Mark Twain (According to Susy) , both illustrated by Edwin Fotheringham, and The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins and Walt Whitman: Words for America , both illustrated by Brian Selznick-are consistently praised for their lively prose, meticulous research, and artistic presentation style. Kerley lives in Portland, Oregon. You can visit her online at www.barbarakerley.com.<br> <br> <br> <br> In addition to The Invention of Hugo Cabret, Brian Selznick is the illustrator of the Caldecott Honor winner, The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins, and The New York Times Best Illustrated Walt Whitman: Words for America, both by Barbara Kerley, as well as the Sibert Honor Winner When Marian Sang, by Pam Muñoz Ryan, and numerous other celebrated picture books and novels. Brian has also worked as a set designer and a puppeteer. When he isn't traveling to promote his work all over the world, he lives in San Diego, California, and Brooklyn, New York.

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