John Wilson was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, and is the author of numerous books for young people. He has written other Stories of Canada titles, including Righting Wrongs and Discovering the Arctic, both of which were shortlisted for the Norma Fleck Award for children's non-fiction. He lives in Lantzville, British Columbia.
Twelve-year-old dinosaur expert Eric, his young sister Rose and their faithful dog Sally find themselves mysteriously transported back in time 65 million years to the era of dinosaurs. Amazingly, they are befriended by an intelligent, evolved creature named Weet, with whom they become embroiled in a distinctly prehistoric adventure. Will Eric and his sister ever be able to return to their own world? Will Weet's knowledge be of any use if they run into the most fearsome predator of all time, Tyrannosaurus rex?
"The ideas and issues of the story are strong, as is the writing. An informative and exciting story for children 9 and up. Recommended."
John Wilson has created and entirely believable world.a true page-turner. Wilson writes in clear, complex sentences with advancedvocabulary that does not condescend to young readers; the story is so compelling that there is danger they won't continue reading. Highly Recommended."