Terra Tempo: The Academy of Planetary Evolution
Written by David R. Shapiro | Illustrated by Christopher Herndon
Ride along with the Time Explorers in their third adventure! The third volume in the Terra Tempo graphic novel series starts off with a big bang as the series’ intrepid heroes, Jenna, Caleb, and Ari race from the Cenozoic era to the modern age, making their way through the evolution of mammals. They will finally earn their degrees from the Academy of Planetary Evolution and be considered full-fledged Time Explorers. But when the Bone Wars of the late 1800s threaten to break over to the modern age, and Ari has been taken in for questioning, the kids find themselves in a fight alongside some of history’s most notable natural historians, including Herman Melville, Annie Montague Alexander, and Andrew Carnegie. They must race to ensure the safety of the world’s history—and its future.
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Format: Softcover, 6" x 9.5"
Pages: 182 illustrated, Full Color
Lexile ® Measure: TBA
Age: 8 and up
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
David R. Shapiro is the founder of Craigmore Creations. Entrepreneur, entertainer and naturalist. He has tracked rare carnivores for the USFS, guided children through a mythical theater naturalist learning camp, and acted as a liaison for large scale art and music festival productions.
ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR
Christopher Herndon is an artist, monster maker, musician, and more. He is the creator of two comic book series and illustrator for numerous album covers, games, and magazines. Chris has traveled across the country showcasing his work. You can see more of Chris's work at www.christopherherndon.com.
"Edifying and entertaining; recommended for serious dinosaur aficionados looking for scholarly, in-depth information."
"Shapiro packs the story with scientific information about evolution and natural resources, with a strong plea for careful, thoughtful use and conservation of those resources. Herndon's colorful art, including maps and charts, will help readers understand the science while building on an already exciting story."
—Kat Kan, Booklist
"The Academy of Planetary Evolution takes concepts which could be considered dull when read in a textbook and brings them to life in a full color graphic novel that will keep audience's attention without question."
—Katie Cardwell, nerdophiles.com
"Dinosaurs, a nod to Alfred Russel Wallace, and stressing the importance of learning knowledge for knowledge's sake and taking care of our planet? All in one graphic novel? It not only entertained my son and made him think. Adults can get something out of it, too."
—Michael D. Barton, thedispersalofdarwin.wordpress.com