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 Thunder run (Dactyl Hill Squad)
 Author: Older, Daniel Jose

 Publisher:  Scholastic Press (2020)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 305 p.,  21 cm

 BTSB No: 687671 ISBN: 9781338268874
 Ages: 8-12 Grades: 3-7

 African Americans -- Fiction
 Dinosaurs -- Fiction
 Human-animal communication -- Fiction
 Siblings -- Fiction
 Special forces (Military science) -- Fiction
 Adventure fiction
 United States -- History -- 1861-1865, Civil War -- Fiction
 New Orleans (La.) -- History -- 1861-1865, Civil War -- Fiction
 Mexico -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction

Price: $20.88

Now that she has found her brother Montez, Magdalys and her squad have embarked on a secret mission for General Grant, taking them deep into the Louisiana swamplands, to New Orleans, and eventually to the Mexican border where Imperial troops are forming an alliance with the Confederates in pursuit of spreading slavery--and once more Magdalys will have to use her telepathic link to the dinosaurs to save herself, her squad, and the Union she believes in.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 5.30
   Points: 9.0   Quiz: 510215

   Kirkus Reviews (05/01/20)
   Booklist (05/15/20)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 05/15/2020 Magdalys and Mapper are back in action with the Union army, fighting in the New Orleans area, when things suddenly get even more complicated as word comes that a new enemy of the republic stands ready to attack on the border with Mexico. In the midst of this additional trouble, Mags' attempt to understand more about her connection to the dinosaurs forces her to take a hard look at what motivates her to fight. Can she make sense of her own emotions in order to better work with her dino allies? Book three in the Dactyl Hill Squad is a tasty mix of battle, friendship, loyalty learned and tested, and a whole lot of 'saurs! Interspersed among the skirmishes, Older creates nifty moments with New Orleans’ first woman street vendor, and Yoda-like interactions between Mags and a fellow dino-whisperer. Despite being much of the same (good stuff), Older keeps it fresh with these new elements, and trustworthy by providing notes on the fact and fiction of his grand historical tale. - Copyright 2020 Booklist.

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