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The Resource Raising Rufus, David Fulk

Raising Rufus, David Fulk

Label
Raising Rufus
Title
Raising Rufus
Statement of responsibility
David Fulk
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A lonely 11-year-old science nerd named Martin discovers an ancient egg and soon finds himself "surrogate mom" to a very outlandish pet--a T. rex. But when his secret gets too big to keep from the world, Martin must find his inner hero to save the one thing he's come to really care about"--
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Review
  • Eleven-year-old Martin Tinker prefers hunting for “stones, dried leaves, and dead bugs” in the Wisconsin woods and experimenting in his “lab” (the barn on his property) to spending time with real-life friends. After he discovers a large egg frozen deep in a quarry, it hatches into an unusual lizard that immediately imprints on Martin, who names the creature Rufus. It doesn’t take Martin long to realize his lizard is actually a fast-growing tyrannosaur, a fact he keeps hidden from his parents. New girl Audrey befriends Martin, and when she discovers Rufus, he becomes a secret the two share. But Rufus’s growth (and growing appetite) are problems, and when Martin’s father’s boss, who owns a theme park, learns of the existence of a real, live dinosaur, Rufus’s future is in jeopardy. The premise of Fulk’s first children’s book has immediate appeal, and Martin’s difficulties with his father (who wishes his son was more into sports than science) and school bullies are handled well. While the pace can be slow, readers will stick around to see what becomes of Rufus. Ages 9–12. (June) --Staff (Reviewed April 27, 2015) (Publishers Weekly, vol 262, issue 17, p)
  • A frozen egg holds a surprising pet for a lonely boy. Friendless, a bully target, and a disappointment to his football-crazy father, 11-year-old Martin is also a budding naturalist, exploring the woods around his Menominee Springs, Wisconsin, home and collecting specimens in the old barn that serves as his lab. When he falls into a prohibited, rockslide area, he finds an unusual frozen egg. It soon thaws and hatches what Martin at first thinks is a deformed small lizard but quickly grows into an enormous, ever hungry T. Rex he names Rufus. Although Rufus imprints strongly on Martin and is surprisingly obedient, feeding him and hiding him become more and more difficult, even with the help of Audrey, a new girl in school and Martin's first real friend. When Rufus is discovered, madcap mayhem ensues. It's all related in a matter-of-fact third-person that will help readers suspend their disbelief and keep them chuckling. As improbable as it is humorous, Fulk's debut novel is a poignant story of a boy's coming into his own. A list of silly dinosaur "facts" is appended. Readers will cheer for Martin and Rufus in this funny twist on a boy-and-his-dog story. (Fantasy. 9-12)(Kirkus Reviews, April 1, 2015)
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10428104
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fulk, David
Index
no index present
Intended audience
870L
Intended audience source
Lexile
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 3
  • 6
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tyrannosaurus rex
  • Dinosaurs
  • Dinosaurs
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
Raising Rufus, David Fulk
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1091012
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume
Isbn
9780385744645
Isbn Type
(Hardcover)
Lccn
2014009799
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780385744645
  • (OCoLC)877809016
Label
Raising Rufus, David Fulk
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1091012
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume
Isbn
9780385744645
Isbn Type
(Hardcover)
Lccn
2014009799
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780385744645
  • (OCoLC)877809016

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