Award-winning author and illustrator (THINK OF AN EEL) show the world of Quetzalcoatlus, the largest flying contemporary of the dinosaurs, through the eyes of one individual. See him flying in search of food; watch as he lands on mudflats to feed; and see him fly back to his nest to watch as his mate is attacked by vicious Dromaeosauruses.
Richly illustrated, this simple narrative is compellingly told and will leave every reader with a vivid image of this most fascinating of creatures and the world it inhabited.
A Canadian, Karen Wallace gained a degree in English from London University. Shortly afterwards she and her husband went to Toronto and worked in the publishing business. A few years later they moved to Ireland with their two young sons, and returned to England in 1982. She now writes full-time for children and for children's television. She and illustrator Mike Bostock won the TES Information Book Award for THINK OF AN EEL (Walker Books). Her novel RASPBERRIES ON THE YANGTSE was short-listed for the Guardian Award. She is married to novelist Sam Llewellyn. Mike Bostock was born in Bristol, England and studied Illustration at Bath Academy of Art between 1980-84. On graduating he worked as an editorial illustrator and also for a wide variety of design and advertising clients.
His first commision to illustrate a picture book for children was THINK OF AN EEL written by Karen Wallace in 1993. This book won several awards among them the Kurt Maschler Award and the Times Education Supplement Junior Information Book Award and since then he has illustrated many picture books including IMAGINE YOU ARE A CROCODILE (1996) and IMAGINE YOU ARE A DOLPHIN (1997) for Hodder.
He enjoys researching his subjects, and in particular, the opportunity drawing offers to understand, and simplify a subject and make it
accessible and exciting to young readers. "Drawing is exploration; it encourages you to see things with a fresh eye revealing aspects of the subject which excite you and fill you with enthusiasm to communicate and share this with the reader".