Dactyl Hill Squad

Dactyl Hill Squad

Book - 2018
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It's 1863 and dinosaurs roam the streets of New York as the Civil War rages between raptor-mounted armies down South. Magdalys Roca and her friends from the Colored Orphan Asylum must rescue their fellow orphans kidnapped by an evil magistrate, Richard Riker.
Publisher: New York, New York :, Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic Incorporated,, 2018.
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781338268812
Characteristics: 256 pages :,illustrations, maps ;,22 cm.

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RCL_Kids Apr 10, 2020

This title is recommended by Librarian Ann at the North St. Paul Library!

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Audrey_1974
Oct 17, 2019

Named as part of: The Washington Post Best Children’s Books of 2018, New York Public Library Best Books for Kids, School Library Journal Best Books of 2018, NPR Best Kids’ Books of 2018, New York Times Book Review Notable Books of 2018, and Publishers Weekly Best Children and YA Books of 2018.

JCLHebahA Jan 02, 2019

Grown-ups will likely require some suspension of disbelief for this story of dino-riding orphans during the Civil War. Yep. Dinos. In the Civil War. It's as fun a romp as that sounds like, though it deals some serious topics of race through illustrating lesser known events in New York. Great middle grade read, particularly for reluctant readers.

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