When it comes to dinosaurs, Canada had lots of them – from the scary giant T. Rex in Saskatchewan to strange, duck-billed creatures in Alberta and really ancient dinos in Nova Scotia. They've even found dinosaurs in the Arctic! Maybe some of them lived where you live...
Millions of years ago, Canada was a strange and exotic place. The Prairies were covered with a shallow inland sea in which sea monsters swam. Alberta had a coastline with river deltas where duck-billed dinos and horned and frilled ceratopsians feasted on flowering plants.
Today, Canada possesses the richest single dinosaur site in the world in the badlands of Alberta. And we have excellent museums where you can see dino skeletons and fossils up close. In December of 2007, the spectacular new and expanded Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto opened the Jim and Louise Temerty Galleries of the Age of Dinosaurs with over 350 specimens on display. Some of these are featured here – and ROM curators provided expert advice for every page of the book. Dramatic color illustrations by Alan Barnard and a simple, absorbing text with lots of descriptive features and sidebars make this a dinosaur book for all ages and for readers in all parts of Canada.
Hugh Brewster (www.hughbrewster.com) is a Canadian writer and editor who has worked on many books for both children and adults for over 30 years. After graduating from the University of Guelph in 1971, he began work as an editor for Scholastic Inc. From 1984-2004, Brewster was the publisher of Madison Press Books in Toronto. He has also authored nine children's books including Anastasia's Album; On Juno Beach; At Vimy Ridge; The Other Mozart; Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose (a 2007 Governor General's Award nominee) and Breakout Dinosaurs.