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Thunder Run (Dactyl Hill Squad #3)

By Daniel José Older   

Scholastic Inc. | ISBN 9781338268874 Hardcover
320 Pages | 5.751" x 8.527" | Ages 8 to 12

Scholastic Inc. | ISBN 9781338268904 Ebook
320 Pages | Ages 8 to 12

"An unforgettable historical, high-octane adventure." — Dav Pilkey, author-illustrator of the Dog Man series

Magdalys's connection with the dinosaurs has led the US Army to some important victories, but the Civil War's not over yet and the squad members find themselves fighting deep in the Louisiana bayou. Then General Ulysses S. Grant himself entrusts Magdalys with a top secret mission — one that the very success of the Union depends on. Because as the friends will soon find out, the United States has more than one enemy. Imperial troops are gathering along the Mexican border, forming an alliance with the Confederates in pursuit of spreading slavery, and suddenly the Union is facing battles on two fronts. But they are barely holding their own against one army — how can they possibly defeat two? As New Orleans is surrounded and desperate battle plans laid, Magdalys and her friends set off to disrupt a scheme that would destroy everything she cares about. But to do it, she'll have to push her dinowrangling skills further than she's ever been able to before. Can Magdalys defeat the fiercest rival she's ever faced and save the fractured nation?

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Awards and Praise for Dactyl Hill Squad

A New York Times Notable Book
An NPR Best Book of the Year
A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
A New York Public Library Best Book of the Year
A Washington Post Best Book of the Year
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year

"Older fascinatingly blends thunder-lizard thrills with lesser-known but important aspects of American history... Readers will adore Magdalys Roca... Far from a natural hero, Magdalys displays a realistic mix of terror and gumption in the face of the monsters around her, reptilian and human. Where else will her adventures carry her? There's another installment of this mind-bendingly original series coming, sure to be eagerly awaited." — New York Times Book Review

* "Epic....This high-energy title is perfect for middle graders, with its strong female protagonist, a fresh perspective on history, helpful notes and resources, and an honest portrayal of the complex topics of race and gender." — School Library Journal, starred review

* "Delightful historical fantasy... Rooted in real events and attitudes, and appended with facts about the time, this fast-paced adventure makes for a memorable tale in which numerous characters of color take the lead." — Publishers Weekly, starred review


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