“Buzzeo’s considerable storytelling skills zero in on fascinating details, such as the experience of unearthing fossils, while Sudyka’s entrancing illustrations reflect this attention to detail and the passion Sue brought to her work. Additionally, it’s refreshing to see a profile of a modern, female scientist, who is respected in her field.” ~ ★ Booklist

“The story of the discovery of the most complete T. rex fossil to date and the shy autodidact after whom it is named . . . role modeling commingled with an exciting tale of dino discovery.” ~ Kirkus

“Dino fans craving anything about T. Rex need to know this chapter of paleontology and enjoy the gouache and watercolor art.” ~ The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

“This delightfully illustrated tale of discovery and wonderment works great as a research starter or supplement to paleontology, basic science, or museum studies . . . this book rewards passions for learning and passes those values on to its readers. A must-have.” ~ School Library Journal

“Readers . . . will be heartened by Hendrickson’s pursuit of her passions.” ~ Publishers Weekly

Awards & Honors:

  • 2020 Bank Street Best Children’s Book of the Year
  • Junior Library Guild Selection
  • 2019 Book Links Lasting Connections Selection
  • 2020 Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People
  • 2020 Finalist, SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books

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