Bone Wars, The

by Kathryn Lasky | Teens | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0140341684 Global Overview for this book
Registered by winghyphen8wing of Honolulu, Hawaii USA on 2/12/2016
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Journal Entry 1 by winghyphen8wing from Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Friday, February 12, 2016
From the book tent at the Punahou Carnival: for 20¢ I'm willing to give it a try. :)

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Journal Entry 2 by winghyphen8wing at Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Friday, February 19, 2016
Apparently the real 19th century "bone wars" in the American West were pretty serious, with scientists sabotaging each other, and so on. This is a fictionalized look at that time, set against the heartbreaking background of the US government's betrayal of and war against the native Americans, which was happening at the same time and in nearly the same place.

Orphaned as a young boy, Thaddeus Longsworth has had to make his his own way in the world for almost as long as he can remember. He develops into a talented scout and tracker, and finds himself attached to a group of fossil hunters headed for the Montana badlands. As a result, he makes a couple of good friends, finds a profession he loves, and gets caught up in major historical events.

Amusingly, I had to stop reading this for a while last night, and watch David Attenborough talk about a modern dinosaur-bone adventure on PBS. The computer animations were amazing, but I couldn't help thinking about Thad & Julian - the technology has advanced a lot, but the basic finding a bone sticking out of the ground and painstakingly digging it out by hand hasn't changed all that much.

Counting this as my 2016 Montana read for NancyNova's 2015-2016 50 States reading challenge.
2016 states read (10/51): AL CA GA ID MA MO MT NM NY WY

Journal Entry 3 by winghyphen8wing at McDonald's Beretania in Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Thursday, February 25, 2016

Released 5 yrs ago (2/24/2016 UTC) at McDonald's Beretania in Honolulu, Hawaii USA

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

Left on one of the tables outside. Wild released for awaywithfairies's Heads Shoulders Knees and Toes challenge, GoryDetails's Great Backyard Bird Count challenge, and AlterEgoZoe's Leap into the Wild Challenge.

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