Dinosaur Boy

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Sourcebooks Young Readers
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6.1 X 8.1 X 0.8 inches | 0.79 pounds

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About the Author

CORY PUTMAN OAKES was born in Switzerland and grew up in California. She graduated from UCLA and Cornell Law. Since then, she's been an associate at a big law firm, taught at Texas State University, and written several books. Cory lives in Austin, Texas, with husband and daughter. Visit Cory's website at corypoakes.com.


"Credible characters and real-life issues like bullying, appreciating differences, and being true to oneself keep Oakes's (The Veil) series kickoff grounded...Oakes draws on everything from the dubiousness of zero-tolerance bullying policies (especially when they're being used to ship students to Jupiter) to the importance of tolerance and the injustice of discrimination to create a story with unexpected depth" - Publishers Weekly
"An entertaining barrel ride past sheaves of middle-grade themes from bullying to racial identity." - Kirkus
"Oakes emphasizes the effects of bullying and peer pressure. There are also plenty of fun science and sci-fi ideas woven throughout. The trim size and plot-driven pacing make this an ideal recommendation for reluctant readers...A fun and funny read with layers of deeper issues" - School Library Journal
"A rollicking, action-packed read...a deceptively layered take on middle-grade social dynamics that will have your young reader appreciating Oakes' storytelling twists and turns as much as her lessons about acceptance" - Austin American-Statesman
"A fun mix of school drama, science fiction, and humor, the story explores the daily hassles of living as part dinosaur, along with the real pain of bullying." - Booklist