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The Secret Dinosaur

The Secret Dinosaur

On a visit to a museum, school boy Marlin Maxton is fascinated by a life-sized metal dinosaur. He is amazed and delighted when his interest sparks the creature in to life – and it turns out that there is not just one dinosaur, but six, including a T. rex. But these are not only dinosaurs – these are Dinoteks – living machines. They are warm characters and a wonderful combination of antique machine and prehistoric animal. They are as awesome as dinosaurs – and able to talk and feel. This hardback edition contains the first two stories in the series in which Marlin helps the Dinoteks to escape from the hunting humans who fear these amazing creatures.

Additional product details
  • by N.S Blackman
  • hardback
  • 224 pages
  • 20.5x13.5cm
  • two thrilling stories
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Customer reviews
Fantastic read for Review by Codington
My 2 girls loved this book. I reads really well aloud and has some different and exciting themes.
The illustration is just like a comic book and perfect for children.
We are looking forward to the second in the series. (Posted on 09/11/2017)
My children love these books!Review by Amy Longo
My sons (ages 6 and 8) are huge fans of the Secret Dinosaur series! They loved following the adventure of hero Marlin Maxton, and all of the robot dinosaur friends. The books are fast-paced, suspenseful and entertaining. A perfect read for dino-lovers and adventurers everywhere! (Posted on 15/08/2017)
Got our son hooked on readingReview by Patty
Our 6 year old discovered these books when he was just starting to read longer books and he was hooked! He's into robots and loved the unusual story line featuring mechanical robots. The chapters are a good length for new readers with exciting cliffhangers to keep them interested, and plenty of detailed illustrations. The plot is exciting and engaging with lots of action, but without being scary or violent. Since reading the Secret Dinosaurs series our son has really taken to reading for pleasure, although these books remain firm favourites! (Posted on 14/08/2017)

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