DINOSAURS OF THE DEEP: DISCOVER PREHISTORIC MARINE LIFE
(Memoirs of an Ancient Mosasaurâ€”Just call me Bruce)
Winnipeg, June 6, 2016â€”In cooperative partnership with the Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre (CFDC), Turnstone Press proudly launches Larry Verstraeteâ€™s â€˜Dinosaursâ€™ of the Deep: Discover Prehistoric Marine Life on Tuesday, June 28, at McNally Robinson.
Bruce the mosasaur is big right now. Really big. Not only does he have a Guinness World Record as the longest mosasaur on public display, he is also the official fossil for the province of Manitoba, and a 50 foot long replica of Bruce is being hauled from Alberta to Morden as a permanent outdoor display for the town. Itâ€™s no wonder he got signed to a book deal. And what a book it is!
â€˜Dinosaurs' of the Deep prominently features Bruce the mosasaur, a star of the CFDC, along with Suzy and many other prehistoric marine creatures found in the Western Interior Seaway. Dinosaurs are an endless source of fascination and â€˜Dinosaursâ€™ affords readers the chance to dig deeper, (pun intended), into the less famous, but equally wondrous underwater world of prehistoric marine creatures, many of which were discovered right here in Manitoba.
WHO:Larry Verstraete, author. Writer and educator Larry Verstraete is the award-winning author of 13 books of non-fiction, many of which focus on scientific or historical themes. An active promoter of literacy, Larry is a frequent visitor to schools and libraries where he shares his enthusiasm for science, history, and writing with students, teachers, and parents. Larry lives and writes in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
WHAT: â€˜Dinosaursâ€™ of the Deep: Discover Prehistoric Marine Life is accessible for 10 year olds and up. Illustrated in vivid detail by paleoartist Julius Csotonyi, he is described by Scientific American as a paleoart rock star. World renowned for his prehistoric illustrations, Juliusâ€™s work has appeared on prehistoric coins for the Royal Canadian Mint, the Royal Tyrrell Museum, and the Royal Ontario Museum.
Moderated by CBC Weekend Morning host, Terry MacLeod, the launch features a lively panel discussion between Larry Verstraete, Peter Cantelon, and Victoria Markstrom.
WHERE: â€˜Dinosaursâ€™ launches at McNally Robinson Booksellers Winnipeg.
WHEN: â€˜Dinosaursâ€™ launches on Tuesday, June 28, at 7 p.m. in the Atrium.
WHY: â€˜Dinosaursâ€™ of the Deep offers stunningly beautiful images from the prehistoric era as well as the possibility of showcasing the skull of Suzy the mosasaur, along with other artifacts, from the CFDC collection.
Larry Verstraete is an accomplished author with extensive experience bringing non-fiction material to life.
Founded in a Winnipeg pub in 1976 to publish chapbooks by Manitoba poets, Turnstone Press has become one of the most highly regarded book publishers in western Canada, publishing not only poetry but also fiction, literary criticism and non-fiction. In 1998 Turnstone Press launched Ravenstone Books, an imprint dedicated to mysteries, thrillers, and noir fiction. Turnstone Press is committed to our literary and cultural role in Manitoba and Canada and our mandate reflects this. We publish only Canadian authors or landed immigrants, we strive to publish a significant number of new writers, to publish in a variety of genres, and to publish 50 per cent Manitoba writers and/or books with Manitoba content.
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