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Dinosaurs of the Deep by Larry Verstraete

'Dinosaurs' of the Deep

Imagine the North American heartland covered in a huge inland sea, teeming with giant turtles, fish, sharks, plesiosaurs and even the mighty mosasuar, the T. Rex of the Sea. Through a cooperative partnership with the Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre (CFDC), Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre (CFDC), author Larry Verstraete and paleoartist Julius Csotonyi bring the ancient marine creatures of the Western Interior Seaway to vivid life.

Driving across the North American Heartland, surrounded by prairie, it is almost impossible to imagine that this was once a huge inland sea. The Western Interior Seaway, which split the entire continent of North America in half, once teemed with predatory creatures—fanged fish and turtles the size of small cars; prowling sharks and giant squid; hungry plesiosaurs and immense crocodiles. At the top of this prehistoric food chain, stretching up to nearly 15 metres (50 feet) and weighing a hefty 50,000 kilograms (50 tons), ruled the mighty mosasaur, the T. Rex of the sea.

Through a cooperative partnership with the Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre (CFDC),Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre (CFDC),home to ‘Bruce,’ the world’s largest mosasaur skeleton, author Larry Verstraete and paleoartist Julius Csotonyi combine fascinating facts, astonishing discoveries, and the latest paleontological information to bring the ancient marine creatures of the Seaway to vivid life.


An inherently fascinating, factually informd and informative, consistently compelling, beautifully and profusely illustrated read for children, 'Dinosaurs' of the Deep: Discover Prehistoric Marine Life is enthusiastically recommended for family, school, and community library collections.

The Science Shelf, Midwest Book Review

Well-researched, thorough and highly engaging, this fascinating book examines the creatures that flourished in the Western Interior Seaway about 70 million years ago...Verstraete'e engaging writing style draws readers in and sustains their interest throughout the book...Educational, engrossing and exceptionally well-written, 'Dinosaurs' of the Deep is a definite "must have" for finosair buffs and library school sollections. Highly recommended.

Gail Hamilton, Canadian Review of Materials

Short-listed for the 2016 Canadian Science Writers Association 2016 Youth Book

Short-listed for the 2017 Manuela Dias Book Design and Illustration Away in the Children's Illustration Category

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