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   Field Mouse and the Dinosaur Named Sue, The, by Jan Wahl  
  Novel, first publication in April 2000
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      Field Mouse leads a quiet, contented life in his burrow under an old bone. But one day he starts hearing strange scritching noises outside. Peering out, he sees people with shovels and picks digging gently in a nearby bluff. What's going on? Field Mouse scurries out to explore. Later, when he returns to his cozy home, he finds that his bone is gone! This intrepid little fellow sets out on a mission to reclaim his roof. His search leads him to a strange place called The Field Museum of Chicago, where, lonely and frightened, he scampers around, evading vacuum cleaners and scientists, and always seeking his beloved bone. Finally, one day, Field Mouse comes across the biggest Tyrannosaurus rex in the world, 67 million years old--and his bone! The determined homebody settles right in to his new quarters--right under the T-rex's toes!

    A clever idea with a somewhat dull presentation, this story will certainly inspire flights of fancy and interest in the ever fascinating great dinosaurs. Based on the true story of the largest, most complete T-rex ever found, this version is given a fanciful treatment and original point of view by award-winning author Jan Wahl. Bob Doucet's illustrations utilize compelling perspectives, but are somewhat lackluster. Wahl has written more than 100 books for children, including The Singing Geese.(Ages 4 to 8)

    Source: Emilie Coulter,

    A field mouse's world is turned upside down - literally - when the roof of his home turns out to be part of the greatest archaelogical find of the century. Determined to reclaim his bone, the mouse falls into a crate and winds up in the mysterious world of the Field Museum in Chicago ( where the real adventure begins!

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  • Dinosaurs
  • Intelligent Animals - Talking Animals - Sentient Animals
  • Young Reader - Books for Children (4 to 8)

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