The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins
This multiple-award-winning picture book follows the life of a little known artist and his passionate efforts to sculpt the first life size models of the dinosaurs! "A distinguished book in every way."—SLJ
With impeccable attention to detail, Barbara Kerley unearths a story of consuming passion, triumph, loss, and courage — and ultimately, of an extraordinary legacy that lives on today. Caldecott Medalist Brian Selznick celebrates this complex and fascinating individual through luminous, soul-stirring paintings that form a visual masterpiece. Not until the mid 1800s were dinosaurs heard of in Victorian England. But when artist Waterhouse Hawkins built the first life-size models of dinosaurs in his native England, and later in America, he dazzled the world with his awe-inspiring creations.