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Feathered Dinosaurs

by Christopher Sloan
New York: National Geographic Children's Books, 2000. 64 pages.

Aimed at readers in middle school, Feathered Dinosaurs offers a scientifically accurate and lavishly illustrated introduction to the evidence for the dinosaurian ancestry of birds. The reviewer for Booklist writes, "Sloan puts all the facts together in a way that is engaging, accessible, and intriguing enough to get readers hooked on nonfiction." "The feathered and nearly feathered dinosaurs are among the most exciting animals to be discovered in the fossil record for decades," Kevin Padian proclaims. "In this book Christopher Sloan gives you a first look at them and tells you why they provide even more evidence that birds evolved from dinosaurs."