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The enormous egg

Author: Oliver Butterworth; Mark Crilley
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : English : 1st rev. pbk. ed., Newly illustrated edView all editions and formats
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Young Nate Twitchell is surprised when one of the hens on his family farm lays a giant egg. After a painstaking wait, Nate is even more surprised when it hatches and out pops a baby triceratops that he names Uncle Beazley! But when Nate decides to keep the dino and raise it on his own, he has no idea what he's getting himself into. As Uncle Beazley grows, Nate and his family realize they are not equipped to take  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Juvenile works
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Oliver Butterworth; Mark Crilley
ISBN: 9780316119207 0316119202 9780316056465 0316056464 143957023X 9781439570234
OCLC Number: 318961760
Notes: Originally published: Boston : Little, Brown, ©1956 (with different illustrations by Louis Darling).
Description: 183 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
Contents: When Nate Twitchell discovers that one of his family's hens has laid the biggest egg he has ever seen, he is determined to see it hatch. And when it does, neither he nor his parents, the townspeople, the scientists, or the politicians from Washington are prepared for what comes out! -One morning Nate looked in the henhouse and saw the biggest egg he'd ever seen. Six weeks later, no one --
not the townspeople, the scientific world, the senators from Washington --
was prepared for what hatched. Oliver Butterworth's funny story of a Triceratops in the twentieth century.
Responsibility: by Oliver Butterworth ; illustrated by Mark Crilley.

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When Nate, a New Hampshire boy, looks in the henhouse, he discovers the biggest egg he's ever seen. No one is prepared for what hatches out of that enormous egg!  Read more...

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"[An] engagingly hilarious comedy." -- Christian Science Monitor "Quite a yarn. Recommended." -- School Library Journal (double-starred review) "Quite a yarn. Recommended."--School Library Journal Read more...

 
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