Format: Softcover, 144 pages
Publisher: Mackinac Island Press, September, 2006
Dinosaur Detective Club Book 1
Join PaleoJoe and his 11-year-old sidekick Shelly as they embark on their first adventures to solve the mystery of The Disappearance of Dinosaur Sue...
PaleoJoe's Dinosaur Detective Club is real adventure and real paleontology that all boys and girls love. Everywhere PaleoJoe goes, kids just can't wait to meet him and read his books. Teachers have even told us kids will almost miss the busses because they can't stop reading his books. A classroom in Iowa called them "movies for the brain" and a New York magazine called them a combination of "Jurassic Park and Indiana Jones." You'll call them paleoriffic fun!
PaleoJoe, a paleontologist from Midland, Michigan, has been all over the country digging for dinosaurs - Allosaurus, Apatosaurus, Woolly Mammoths and more. He has educated children and communities by giving over 200 school presentations to 12,000 school children, by setting-up traveling exhibits for museums. He is the author of Hidden Dinosaurs, illustrated by Jim DeWildt. A graduate of Niagara University just outside of the fossil rich Niagara Falls and Lewiston area of New York, Joseph has collected fossils since he was 10 years old. He has gone on digs around the United States and abroad, hunting for dinosaur fossils with some of the most famous and respected paleontologists in the world. He is a member of the Paleontological Research Institute and Society of Vertebrate Paleontology and is the winner of the prestigious Katherine Palmer Award for his work communicating dinosaur and fossil information with children and communities.
Wendy Caszatt-Allen is an author, poet, playwright, and teacher. She is a graduate from the prestigious Interlochen Center for the Arts and Michigan State University.