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Date: Mon, 25 Mar 2002 17:12:22 -0500
From: "Fernando Q. Gouvea" 
Subject: Re: (urth) "Petting Zoo" spoilers

**** On Mon, 25 Mar 2002 11:12:30 -0800, Michael Andre-Driussi  said:

mantis> I turn to the Children's Literature experts we have around here (I
mantis> know we have a few).  What was that book, or series of books, maybe
mantis> by HarperCollins now, that had illustrations similar to "Curious
mantis> George" but was about a boy who grew a dinosaur from an egg and
mantis> then rode around on its neck?  A boy in a polka-dot shirt.

The description sounds like "The Enormous Egg", by Oliver Butterworth. The
man character is a boy called Nate who finds a large egg from which a live
triceratops hatches. The triceratops is named "Uncle Beasley" and various
adventures ensue. There may be some distant connection, but it doesn't seem
to quite fit the Wolfe story.



Fernando Q. Gouvea                      
Department of Mathematics          Editor, FOCUS and MAA Online
Colby College                      Mathematical Association of America
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