Dactyl Hill Squad

Dactyl Hill Squad

Paperback - 2018
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It's the summer of 1863, and as the Civil War rages between dinosaur-mounted armies down south, and a tense New York City seems on the brink of exploding into riots, Magdalys Roca and the other children at the Colored Orphan Asylum are trying to survive. But when she receives a letter telling her that her brother Montez was wounded, Magdalys knows that somehow she must reach him--and just possibly her ability to communicate telepathically with dinosaurs may come in handy.
Publisher: New York, NY : Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2018.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781338268812
Characteristics: 256 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm.


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RCL_Kids Apr 10, 2020

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

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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