Barnum's Bones: How Barnum Brown Discovered the Most Famous Dinosaur in the World

Barnum's Bones: How Barnum Brown Discovered the Most Famous Dinosaur in the World

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Barnum Brown's (1873-1963) parents named him after the circus icon P.T. Barnum, hoping that he would do something extraordinary--and he did! As a paleonotologist for the American Museum of Natural History, he discovered the first documented skeleton of the Tyrannosaurus Rex, as well as most of the other dinosaurs on display there today.
An appealing and fun picture book biography, with zany and stunning illustrations by Boris Kulikov, BARNUM'S BONES captures the spirit of this remarkable man.

Title:Barnum's Bones: How Barnum Brown Discovered the Most Famous Dinosaur in the World
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780374305161
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    Barnum's Bones: How Barnum Brown Discovered the Most Famous Dinosaur in the World Reviews

  • Melissa

    I loved this one, it’s a children’s book I picked up on a whim at the library about Barnum, a famous bone hunter...I was looking for more on him after reading the Rise and Fall of Dinosaurs last m...

  • Ben Truong

    Barnum's Bones: How Barnum Brown Discovered the Most Famous Dinosaur in the World is a children's picture book written by Tracey E. Fern and illustrated by Boris Kulikov. It centers on Barnum Brown, w...

  • Kathryn

    4.5 STARS Fascinating and fun biography of Barnum Brown and his remarkable discovery: the first T. Rex skeleton known to science! I wasn't always a fan of the illustrations, but they are quite evocati...

  • Niki (nikilovestoread)

    One of my sons has been fascinated with dinosaurs for years. We've read countless nonfiction books about dinosaurs and love to attend Rock Shows to see rocks and fossils. I've been wanting to read mor...

  • Krista the Krazy Kataloguer

    Barnum Brown was named after the famous circus owner P.T. Barnum, and his favorite objects to collect were fossils. Apparently, he found more fossils and dinosaur bones than anyone else in the late 19...

  • Laura (Book Scrounger)

    Barnum's Bones was a really neat story of a historical figure I'd never heard of before. Since my five-year-old is a dinosaur enthusiast, we both enjoyed this story about the man who discovered the fi...

  • Lindsay

    This book is expertly written as well as informative and interesting. I like how it highlighted the work that finding bones involved and how that hard work payed off. This book is written with plenty ...

  • Jodi

    Note: two mentions of millions of years....

  • Courtney

    Barnum's Bones is a Realistic Fiction book about a man named Barnum who became infatuated with fossils at a young age. We follow Barnum through his life where he travels the world searching for bones ...

  • Julie

    My 2nd grade daughter and I have read a ridiculous amount of illustrated biographies this year, and this is absolutely the best one we've found. I will confess, I'd never even heard of Barnum Brown be...