Dinosaurs left footprints in the Arctic snow.A novel for middle-grade readersThis story follows Pakky, a young pachyrhinosaurus living in what is now called the North Slope of Alaska. In her first year, she discovers the wonders of the yearly cycle of life and migration. She experiences her first sunless winter and learns about ice and snow, hunger and danger. She learns that even though the time of light gives way to the time of dark, light always comes back again.Separating fact from fictionWhile the story is fiction, it includes an educational non-fiction section full of dinosaur facts, discussion questions, a commentary on separating fact from fiction, and dinosaur word games.Some of the dinosaurs you will learn about:AlaskacephaleDromaeosaurusNanuqsaurusOrnithomimusaurusPachyrhinosaurusThescelosaurusTroodonUgrunaalukAwards:Nautilus Book Awards 2023 Silver Award Middle Grade Fiction, Ages 8 12Royal Dragonfly 2022 Honorable Mention Middle Grade Fiction, Ages 8-12Bonus Material:Free coloring pages to downloadFree educational activities available to downloadForeword Excerpt:In Arctic Dinosaurs of Alaska, we get to enter into the minds of Arctic dinosaurs. In the process of imagining their lives, we open a window into a world unlike anything on Earth today... Patrick S. Druckenmiller, Ph.D. - Department of Geosciences, University of Alaska FairbanksWhat readers are saying:This will be a joy for children and adults alike. - Educator 1003450 on NetGalleyIf you're a teacher or simply interested in dinosaurs or, for that matter, Alaska's history, this book should be a must. - June P, Reviewer on NetGalley
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