Brave schoolboy Marlin Maxton has discovered an amazing secret. On a school trip to his local museum he found a forgotten room - full of dusty, life-sized dinosaur models. To his astonishment and delight his interest sparked these metallic model dinosaurs - called Dinoteks - into life! But now Marlin and his new dinosaur friends are in terrible danger. Their enemies are hunting the Dinoteks, determined to trap and destroy them. Marlin and the dinosaurs must escape from the museum - but how? And where to? In this story, Marlin must find the courage to take his place in a scary battle and the resourcefulness to free his friends and lead them to safety. And he still has a mystery to solve - how to wake his favourite Dinotek - the old centrosaurus, Protos. This is the second book in the Dinotek series. Dinosaur fiction - where the dinosaurs are not only back - they're better than ever! As awesome as the prehistoric creatures and able to talk, feel and face their enemies as a team. Best of all they befriend Marlin and together boy and dinosaurs enjoy thrilling adventures. A beautifully illustrated, chapter book for kids 6-8. This is a fun read for pleasure. An action packed, book for boys, girls and adventure fans of any age. These stories combine science fiction, mystery, adventure and of course, dinosaurs. Book 2 includes a recap of all the excitement from Book 1 - so readers can plunge straight in to this adventure! Independent readers will love this series which combines science fiction, action-adventure and of course, dinosaurs. A must for children who enjoy Roald Dahl, Dinosaur Cove or The Animals of Farthing Wood. The second installment of the Dinotek Adventures includes a recap of all the excitement from Book 1 for those new to the series. ***EXTRACT.*** Inside the entrance hall Flame moved at last. He turned and stepped forwards. It was time. Now he was standing directly in front of the doors and he could see that he was badly outnumbered. If he could just hold the first machine back - the bulldozer at the front - he might be able to block the way. If....... The black machine looked strong. Flame was built for speed and he had powerful jaws but the bulldozer was made to push and to shove. It would not stop. Its caterpillar tracks would grip the ground firmly but Flame's clawed feet would scrape and slip on the polished tiles as he tried to hold his place. He would be pushed backwards and then all the other machines would come in one after the other. They would surround him and attack together. He knew this would happen unless he could think of something else to do. Unless.... "We're here!" called a voice behind him. Steg powered into the hall
This is Book 1 in the The Dinotek Adventures Series. See all The Dinotek Adventures books here.
N.S Blackman is a London-based writer, illustrator of children's fiction.
He is a popular visitor to libraries, museums and primary schools and was very excited to be part of the official celebrations at the Natural History Museum in London to mark the beginning of the iconic Dippy the Diplodocus' tour to museums around the UK.
He was shortlisted for the 20