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Dinosaurs before dark  Cover Image Book Book

Dinosaurs before dark / Mary Pope Osborne ; adapted by Jenny Laird ; with art by Kelly & Nichole Matthews.

Laird, Jenny, 1969- (adapter.). Matthews, Kelly (Comic book artist), (illustrator.). Matthews, Nichole, (illustrator.). Osborne, Mary Pope. Graphic novelization of (work): Dinosaurs before dark. (Added Author).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593174715
  • ISBN: 0593174712
  • ISBN: 9780593174685
  • ISBN: 0593174682
  • ISBN: 9780593174692
  • ISBN: 0593174690
  • ISBN: 9781646979516
  • Physical Description: 154 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: First graphic novel edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House Children's Books, [2021]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Publisher, publishing date and paging may vary
"Adapted from Dinosaurs Before Dark, published by Random House Children's Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, New York, in 1992"--Title page verso.
Publisher, publishing date and paging may vary.
Summary, etc.:
Retells, in graphic novel form, the tale of eight-year-old Jack and his younger sister Annie, who find a magic treehouse which whisks them back to an ancient time zone where they see live dinosaurs.
Target Audience Note:
GN430L Lexile
Decoding demand: 64 (high) Semantic demand: 81 (very high) Syntactic demand: 36 (low) Structure demand: 81 (very high) Lexile
GN110L Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2 0.5 513981.
Subject: Jack (Fictitious character from Osborne) > Comic books, strips, etc.
Jack (Fictitious character from Osborne) > Juvenile fiction.
Annie (Fictitious character from Osborne) > Comic books, strips, etc.
Annie (Fictitious character from Osborne) > Juvenile fiction.
Brothers and sisters > Comic books, strips, etc.
Brothers and sisters > Juvenile fiction.
Dinosaurs > Comic books, strips, etc.
Dinosaurs > Juvenile fiction.
Time travel > Comic books, strips, etc.
Time travel > Juvenile fiction.
Magic > Comic books, strips, etc.
Magic > Juvenile fiction.
Tree houses > Comic books, strips, etc.
Tree houses > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Graphic novels.
Action and adventure comics.
Fantasy fiction.
Science fiction.
Time-travel comics.
Graphic novel adaptations.
Comics (Graphic works)
Comics adaptations.

Available copies

  • 38 of 53 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Webb City Public. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Webb City Public Library.


  • 1 current hold with 53 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Webb City Public Library New JF-1 Osborne, Mary Pope (Text) 38262300008089 Juvenile Graphic Novels Checked out 06/06/2022

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