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- DescriptionRaptor Ravine is an adventure vel with the heart of E.T. and the tension of Jurassic Park set in the Oregon Coast Mountains. A boy fleeing a cougar attack falls into an ancient ravine and returns home with a mysterious new pet. The creature causes conflict in his family and entanglements with his friends as they struggle to care for it and find out what it is. Native American friends stir emotions with legends of a spirit beast that haunts the ravine. But when a paleontologist identifies it as something related to the disaur age, family and friends join together in the fight to protect the creature and its home. It takes a heroic stand by the boy in a primeval forest to convince the owner of the ravine it must be saved from exploitation.
- Author BiographyJames L. Butler has been writing novels for over twenty years, mostly science fiction for adult readers. But when it came time to introduce his nine year old son to the joys of writing, a change of genres was in order. He took on the challenge of creating a middle grade novel with the help of his son. They role played the dialog together to make sure it was how kids talked. They did research on the setting and science used in the story to ensure accuracy for inquiring young minds. They created, read, rewrote, edited and read again to get the story as perfect as it could be. The result is a story created for kids with kids that touches the heart, stirs the imagination and inspires the value of being a true friend when the chips are down. What does Mr. Butler think about the 3 year effort? It is easily the best work I have done because it was all straight from the heart.
- Author(s)James L Butler
- Date of Publication28/01/2009
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectChildren's Fiction
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight340 g
- Width140 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine15 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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