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Rebeca Wallin


Excellent, Primary, Intermediate, Edward Mast, Lenore Bensinger, Dinosaurs, Extinction, Lost Worlds, Science, Environment & Ecology

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Modern day dinosaurs are discovered under the earth’s surface when scientists from an oil-finding expedition break through the earth’s crust after an explosion. As the confused humans begin to understand and document their discovery, the dinosaurs discuss how they will deal with the new arrivals. Deciding that they must be related to the monkeys that cause all sorts of trouble they decide that they will have to eat – their word for kill – the humans to avoid disaster. While the dinosaurs plot, one scientist collects evidence and reveals his plan to exploit the dinosaurs for personal gain, not caring for their welfare. The other slowly warms to the creatures and eventually finds a way to preserve their secret world.