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 -- Fernando Q. Gouvea Department of Mathematics Editor, FOCUS and MAA Online Colby College Mathematical Association of America Waterville, ME 04901 http://www.maa.org firstname.lastname@example.org ========================================================== The difference between science and the fuzzy subjects is that science requires reasoning while those other subjects merely require scholarship. -- Robert Heinlein --