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When Sue found Sue : Sue Hendrickson discovers her T. rex / by Toni Buzzeo ; illustrated by Diana Sudyka.

Buzzeo, Toni, (author.). Sudyka, Diana, (illustrator.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781419731631
  • ISBN: 1419731637
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Publisher: New York : Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2019.

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Summary, etc.:
"From a very young age, Sue Hendrickson was meant to find things: lost coins, perfume bottles, even hidden treasure. Her endless curiosity eventually led to her career in diving and paleontology, where she would continue to find things big and small. In 1990, at a dig in South Dakota, Sue made her biggest discovery to date: Sue the T. rex, the largest and most complete T. rex skeleton ever unearthed. Named in Sue's honor, Sue the T. rex would be placed on permanent exhibition at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. Finder! inspires readers to take a closer look at the world around them and to never lose their brave, adventurous spirits"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 March #2
    *Starred Review* Few biographies can promise "missing trinkets, prehistoric butterflies, sunken ships, [and] even buried dinosaurs," but Buzzeo's introduction to Sue Hendrickson delivers the goods. It opens with Sue as a pigtailed girl examining a collection of interesting objects she's found—a sparkling quartz geode, an arrowhead, a monarch butterfly wing, an earring, and more—amid a scattering of science books. Buzzeo is quick to establish that Sue is clever, shy, and curious, which makes her very good at finding things. As she grows up, these qualities lead her to an exciting "life of discovery" as a marine archaeologist and field paleontologist. The spreads depicting her digs for dinosaur fossils in South Dakota are awash in Sudyka's earth-pigmented gouache and watercolor paints that summon forth striated rock formations in rust, tan, and espresso. It's there that Sue makes her most famous discovery: the biggest, most complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton ever found, which is lovingly named Sue. Buzzeo's considerable storytelling skills zero in on fascinating details, such as the experience of unearthing fossils, while Sudyka's entrancing illustrations reflect this attention to detail and the passion Sue brought to her work. Additionally, it's refreshing to see a profile of a modern, female scientist who is respected in her field. An author's note and resource list round out this top-notch biography. Grades 1-4. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Toni Buzzeo is the author of the Caldecott Honor Book and New York Times bestseller One Cool Friend and many other books for children. She lives in Arlington, Massachusetts. Diana Sudyka is a Chicago-based illustrator who got her start designing and screen-printing posters for musicians such as St. Vincent, Andrew Bird, and the Decemberists. She also volunteers at the Field Museum in Chicago, where Sue the T. rex is housed. 

Subject: Hendrickson, Sue, 1949- > Juvenile literature.
Hendrickson, Sue, 1949-
Sue (Tyrannosaurus rex) > Juvenile literature.
Paleontologists > United States > Biography.
Women paleontologists > United States > Biography.
Tyrannosaurus rex > Juvenile literature.
Sue (Tyrannosaurus rex)
Tyrannosaurus rex.
Women paleontologists.
United States.
Genre: Biography.
Juvenile works.

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