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21 June 2017 @ 06:14 am
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* Remembering forgotten children’s books

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(Anonymous) on June 21st, 2017 02:50 pm (UTC)
I don't know if this is obscure enough to qualify, but I just sent my granddaughter a copy of The Enormous Egg by Oliver Butterworth. The Amazon description (for a used copy, as it's OOP) is "When twelve-year-old Nate Twitchell takes care of an gigantic egg laid by one of his hens, he is shocked to find that it hatches into a triceratops." That says it pretty well.
(Anonymous) on June 21st, 2017 02:53 pm (UTC)
Oh, and the reason for the gift? My son and his family are on vacation in Washington, DC. They saw a statue of a triceratops at the National Zoo, which used to be at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, where my son saw it as a child. The name of the statue is Uncle Beazley, which is also the name of the triceratops in the book.
markbernsteinmarkbernstein on June 21st, 2017 02:54 pm (UTC)
. . . aaaand, I just noticed that I wasn't logged in to LJ. Those last two comments about The Enormous Egg were from me.
Elenbarathielenbarathi on June 22nd, 2017 03:12 am (UTC)
Speaking of dinosaurs, The Shy Stegosaurus of Cricket Creek is an old favorite.
Elenbarathielenbarathi on June 22nd, 2017 05:17 am (UTC)
(Anonymous) on June 22nd, 2017 11:42 am (UTC)
Last Train For Tiger Lily, by Louise Riley (1954). I reviewed it here: http://undulantfever.blogspot.com/2012/08/blasts-from-past-train-for-tiger-lily.html

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