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 Review

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

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  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Kermit

    4.1 starsKids will probably really like reading this short, easy book about dinosaur bones. I got the title from a list of best nonfiction for kids. Born in 1873, Barnum Brown was named after the famo...

  • Carol

    When I first picked this book up I thought it was going to be about P.T. Barnum (I didn't read the subtitle) but it turns out it’s about Barnum Brown who discovered T. Rex and many more dinosaur bon...

  • Edward Sullivan

    A lively, spirited introduction to the intrepid fossil hunter....

  • Wendy Weaver

    I loved learning about the discovery of dinosaur bones. I learned something new. However the ready was difficult and would have to be a read aloud for elementary. Also there were parts that were hard ...

  • Rebecca Caufman

    Biography about the man who discovered the T-Rex...