From the Series On My Own Science
110 million years ago, a lush river flowed through the heart of what is now a desert in Africa. Lurking in the depths of the river, a humungous monster waited for its prey to come to the river’s edge to drink…and to die. More than 40 feet long, this giant ancestor of the crocodile stalked and killed dinosaurs. In 1997, dinosaur hunter Paul Sereno discovered the enormous reptile fossil named SuperCroc. Learn how modern science uncovers the ancient past in this thrilling account of a prehistoric predator.
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 4|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Brand||On My Own Books|
|Imprint||Millbrook Press ™|
The Horn Book Guide
“The search for fossil remains of a giant crocodile is an interesting subject, and this easy-to-read text does a good job of conveying the basic facts.” —The Horn Book Guide
Library Media Connection
“On My Own Science is an accessible, informative series for middle and upper elementary students. . . this series would be a beneficial addtion to most school libraries. . .” —Library Media Connection
Illustrator: Philip Hood
Author: Sally M. Walker
Sally M. Walker has been a children's book writer for over 20 years. Most of her books are nonfiction and present various science topics to young readers. Fossil Fish Found Alive is the story of the hunt for the elusive fish called the coelacanth. Sally also enjoys combining science investigation with historical topics. Her book Secrets of a Civil War Submarine, which won the 2006 Robert F. Sibert Medal, tells about the history, loss, and re-discovery of the first submarine to sink an enemy ship in battle. Written in Bone: Buried Lives of Jamestown and Colonial Maryland takes readers on archaeological expeditions, where the forensic analysis of colonial settlers' bones helps us to understand their lives. Sally especially enjoys writing narrative nonfiction that captures the reader's attention with a true story. She is also the author of 2019 Orbis Pictus Honor Book Champion: The Comeback Tale of the American Chestnut.