Ian Lendler - The First Dinosaur (Corte Madera Store)

Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 6:00pm

This event will be part of our in-store book fair for Marin Primary and Middle School. It is free and open to the public.

Join early scientists as they piece together one of humanity’s greatest puzzles—the fossilized bones of the first dinosaur!

Dinosaurs existed. That’s a fact we accept today. But not so long ago, the concept that these giant creatures could have roamed Earth millions of years before humans was unfathomable. People thought what we know as dinosaur bones were the bones of giant humans. Of large elephants. Of angels, even.

So, how did we get from angel wings to the T-Rex? The First Dinosaur tells the story of the idea of dinosaurs, and the chain of fossil discoveries and advances in science that led to that idea. Be prepared to meet eccentric men and overlooked women who uncovered the pieces to a puzzle so much bigger than themselves, a puzzle far stranger and more spectacular than they could have ever imagined.

Ian Lendler is the author of the award-winning graphic novel series, Stratford Zoo Presents...; the picture books An Undone Fairy Tale, Little Sid, and One Day a Dot; and the middle grade novel The First Dinosaur (illustrated by C.M. Butzer). If he had to be one sort of dinosaur, he’d probably be a chicken (yes, they’re dinosaurs, too).

Location: 
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925
The First Dinosaur: How Science Solved the Greatest Mystery on Earth Cover Image
By Ian Lendler, C.M. Butzer (Illustrator)
$24.99
ISBN: 9781534427006
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - October 8th, 2019

Join early scientists as they piece together one of humanity’s greatest puzzles—the fossilized bones of the first dinosaur!

Dinosaurs existed. That’s a fact we accept today. But not so long ago, the concept that these giant creatures could have roamed Earth millions of years before humans was unfathomable.