Twelve-year-old dinosaur expert Eric, his young sister Rose and their faithful dog Sally find themselves mysteriously transported back in time 65 million years to the era of dinosaurs. Amazingly, they are befriended by an intelligent, evolved creature named Weet, with whom they become embroiled in a distinctly prehistoric adventure. Will Eric and his sister ever be able to return to their own world? Will Weet's knowledge be of any use if they run into the most fearsome predator of all time, Tyrannosaurus rex?
John Wilson was born in 1951 in Edinburgh, Scotland. He did his early growing up on the Island of Skye and in Paisley, near Glasgow. From 1969 to 1974, he attended the University of St. Andrews where he took an Honours B.Sc.. in Geology and never played golf once. He took a position with the Geological Survey of Rhodesia (Zimbabwe). In his two years there, he mapped rocks, dodged land mines and watched the country sink ever deeper into civil war. Shortly before he was due to be called into the army, John retreated back to Britain on his way to the safety of Canada. He settled on Calgary where geology was booming and the only danger was freezing to death in January. In 1979, he moved to Edmonton to take up a post with the Alberta Geological Survey. In 1988 he sold a feature article to the Globe and Mail. This fueled a smouldering mid-life crisis and he took up freelance writing full-time. With some success, John mined the experiences of his travels for articles, journalism and photo essays. He even began to express himself poetically and, with a young family, began writing children's stories. He moved to Nanaimo and then Lantzville on Vancouver Island. John has been widely published by a number of Canadian presses, with his accolades including a shortlisting for the Governor General’s Award.
John Wilson has created and entirely believable world.a true page-turner. Wilson writes in clear, complex sentences with advancedvocabulary that does not condescend to young readers; the story is so compelling that there is danger they won't continue reading. Highly Recommended."
"The ideas and issues of the story are strong, as is the writing. An informative and exciting story for children 9 and up. Recommended."