Dinorella: A Prehistoric Fairytale

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Disney-Hyperion, Sep 25, 1999 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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In this story, loosely based on that of Cinderella but featuring dinosaurs, the Duke falls in love with Dinorella when she rescues him from the dreaded deinonychus at the Dinosaur Dance.

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Review: Dinorella: A Prehistoric Fairytale

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This is a good twist to a classical favorite. It utilizes a lot of imagination and has an interesting twist to the original. It is a good way for students to see it told from a different perspective ... Read full review

Review: Dinorella: A Prehistoric Fairytale

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Zahara picked this out at her elementary school library. It's an awesome twist on Cinderella that a) gets right to the last act, b) incorporates female heroism and c) has more "d" words than probably any other short book in existence. Alliteration for DAYS. Read full review

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Pamela Duncan Edwards (www.pameladuncanedwards.net) grew up in northern England and now lives in the Washington, D.C. area with her husband and two sons. Her father wrote children's stories for magazines in England and his love of children's literature was a huge influence on her. Pamela taught preschool for eleven years in England before becoming a children's librarian when she moved to the United States. Because of her teaching background, Pamela's books present early learning concepts and use many literary devices, but also entertain as they teach. She believes laughter is a great learning tool. For more than a decade Pamela has wowed audiences with a wealth of winning tales and continues to inspire young ones to read.


Henry Cole (www.henrycole.net) grew up on a dairy farm outside Purcellville, Virginia. Always interested in art and science, he studied forestry at Virginia Tech. He is a self-taught artist, although his mother was a professional illustrator and gave him many pointers along the way. His education required him to study nature closely, and his observation of such details helped him with his drawing. Henry worked in a number of jobs, including magazine illustration, and for sixteen years taught elementary grade science classes before he became a full-time illustrator. He now has dozens of picture books to his credit, including many he wrote and illustrated.

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