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For fans of Shark Lady and from the New York Times bestselling illustrator of Dr. Fauci comes the incredible true story of a girl who discovered dinosaur bones in her own backyard and, after years of persistence, helped uncover one of the most exciting paleontological discoveries of our time.There’s an extraordinary secret hidden just beneath Ruth Mason’s feet. The year is For fans of Shark Lady and from the New York Times bestselling illustrator of Dr. Fauci comes the incredible true story of a girl who discovered dinosaur bones


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For fans of Shark Lady and from the New York Times bestselling illustrator of Dr. Fauci comes the incredible true story of a girl who discovered dinosaur bones in her own backyard and, after years of persistence, helped uncover one of the most exciting paleontological discoveries of our time.There’s an extraordinary secret hidden just beneath Ruth Mason’s feet. The year is For fans of Shark Lady and from the New York Times bestselling illustrator of Dr. Fauci comes the incredible true story of a girl who discovered dinosaur bones in her own backyard and, after years of persistence, helped uncover one of the most exciting paleontological discoveries of our time.There’s an extraordinary secret hidden just beneath Ruth Mason’s feet. The year is 1905, and Ruth is a prairie girl living in South Dakota. She has no way of knowing that millions of years ago, her family farm was once home to scores of dinosaurs. Until one day, when Ruth starts finding clues to the past: strange rocks and rubble scattered all across her land. They’re dinosaur fossils—but she doesn’t know that yet, either. It will take many years of collecting these clues, and many, many questions, but Ruth’s curiosity will one day help uncover thousands of fossils all across her land. New York Times bestselling illustrator Alexandra Bye’s vibrant illustrations bring to life this inspiring and exciting debut picture book from award-winning journalist Julia Lyon.

27 review for A Dinosaur Named Ruth: How Ruth Mason Discovered Fossils in Her Own Backyard

  1. 5 out of 5

    Bonnie Grover

    My class had the honor of hearing this book read by the author today! Not only is it an inspirational story, it is also a story about curiosity and perseverance. We will be adding it to our library shelves.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Annette Whipple

    A Dinosaur Named Ruth tells the story of how a young, curious girl grows up. But she stays curious...and continues to collect bones from her land. She didn't know if they were ordinary. As you might guess, they turned out to be extraordinary! The bones on her ranch represented 99 dinosaurs. The dinosaur bones were are displayed in museums around the world. One of the dinosaurs from the land of Ruth Mason was sent to Wales...and is named Ruth.This is a favorite closing line in a book: "Thanks to A Dinosaur Named Ruth tells the story of how a young, curious girl grows up. But she stays curious...and continues to collect bones from her land. She didn't know if they were ordinary. As you might guess, they turned out to be extraordinary! The bones on her ranch represented 99 dinosaurs. The dinosaur bones were are displayed in museums around the world. One of the dinosaurs from the land of Ruth Mason was sent to Wales...and is named Ruth.This is a favorite closing line in a book: "Thanks to one very patient girl named Ruth who pulled thepast from her pocket and showed it to the world."Beautiful text. Beautiful illustrations. Both will keep children reading it many times. Highly recommend!

  3. 4 out of 5

    Bonnie

    Beautiful book, great story. As a collector of natural treasures-- including bones and fossils-- I felt so inspired (and justified!) to continue collecting, cataloging, and marveling at the world around me. Any child who likes dinosaurs, rocks, exploring, history, and knowing more than the adults and experts will love this story.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Mindy Alyse Weiss

    I loved learning about Ruth. Her curiosity and determination gave a great contribution to the world. A child’s curiosity is priceless. I bet this book will inspire kids to explore and find out more about the ground they live on, too. And when they find something they believe is special…not to let anyone make them think it’s worthless. I love the hidden dinosaurs in some of the illustrations. I kept going back to see if I missed any.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Bradley Scott

    This book was so heartwarming! My class enjoyed this book read aloud and was so engaged learning about this important woman. They also enjoyed all the fun pictures and hidden dinosaurs in the pictures. This is a great read aloud for a classroom or nighttime story with any dinosaur loving child.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Jilanne

    A wonderful new addition to STEM women biographies. The story of a woman from the Black Hills of South Dakota who followed her own curiosity, undaunted by having her findings brushed off by the scientific community as "unimportant," until they finally explored her discoveries when she was in her 80s. Bones that she'd unearthed, especially "touch bones" that children are allowed to handle, are now included in the collections of museums around the world. In addition, ten mounted skeletons of dinos A wonderful new addition to STEM women biographies. The story of a woman from the Black Hills of South Dakota who followed her own curiosity, undaunted by having her findings brushed off by the scientific community as "unimportant," until they finally explored her discoveries when she was in her 80s. Bones that she'd unearthed, especially "touch bones" that children are allowed to handle, are now included in the collections of museums around the world. In addition, ten mounted skeletons of dinosaurs in natural history museums also came from her property. It's a good thing she persisted! Great story with additional information in the back matter to pique the curiosity of those fossil-minded kids. They may want to start digging in their own back yards.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Helaina Storie

    Encouraging story about preserving. Ruth doesn’t get her discovery acknowledged until late in life but that doesn’t stop her. For those who enjoy dinosaurs and a timeless lesson you will love A Dinosaur Named Ruth.

  8. 4 out of 5

    April VanZandt

    This is an exceptional book about Ruth Mason and teaches children to not give up and be consistent. This author tells a great story and had my kids asking what’s next. This story opened up so many questions and was an absolute teaching moment.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Amanda Davis

    An inspiring story of curiosity, persistence, and the mysteries of our ancient world. I had no idea about the story of Ruth Mason, a young girl who, in the author's beautiful words, "pulled the past from her pocket and showed it to the world"-discovering hidden dinosaur fossils in her own backyard and never giving up hope that someone, somewhere, would come to see the importance of her findings. Lyon's words take us on a fascinating journey of Ruth's life, encouraging all readers to ask question An inspiring story of curiosity, persistence, and the mysteries of our ancient world. I had no idea about the story of Ruth Mason, a young girl who, in the author's beautiful words, "pulled the past from her pocket and showed it to the world"-discovering hidden dinosaur fossils in her own backyard and never giving up hope that someone, somewhere, would come to see the importance of her findings. Lyon's words take us on a fascinating journey of Ruth's life, encouraging all readers to ask questions, pay attention to your surroundings, and never give up. The text is a perfect complement to Bye's rich, warm, and textured illustrations. A great book for all ages and wonderful addition to schools and libraries as well.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Trish

    A great book to introduce the world of paleontology. My daughter now wants to search our backyard!

  11. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer

    Well written. Our 10 and 12 year old can’t get enough of reading and rereading-which is great because as adults it’s interesting!

  12. 4 out of 5

    Jenny Mattern

    The illustrations in A Dinosaur Named Ruth are a lovely accompaniment to this charming true story of perseverance. My daughter and I very much enjoyed reading Julia Lyon's picture book together! The illustrations in A Dinosaur Named Ruth are a lovely accompaniment to this charming true story of perseverance. My daughter and I very much enjoyed reading Julia Lyon's picture book together!

  13. 5 out of 5

    Christine

    Such a charming book! I love that the story is true, and there could be magic waiting for any of us under our feet. The illustrations are perfect for children, but even as an adult, I was taken. It’s a quick read, and can imagine it’ll be a favorite for a lot of kids - who will ask to read it every night before bed.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Natasha Mileusnic

    This is a great read for kids. It's a true story - with glorious pictures by Alexandra Bye - of a young South Dakota girl who found dinosaur bones on her property. For fans of dinosaurs, nonfiction (like my 9-year-0ld), or girl power, A Dinosaur Named Ruth will appeal across age groups. This is a great read for kids. It's a true story - with glorious pictures by Alexandra Bye - of a young South Dakota girl who found dinosaur bones on her property. For fans of dinosaurs, nonfiction (like my 9-year-0ld), or girl power, A Dinosaur Named Ruth will appeal across age groups.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Sabrina

    Loved this children’s non-fiction about Ruth who as a young girl and adult, knew she had dinosaur bones on her property, even when others wouldn’t listen or believe her.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Peacegal

    This is an inspiring, very cool book that will instantly capture the imagination of any kid who loves dinosaurs and discovery. RUTH would be a great addition to any public or school library!

  17. 5 out of 5

    Baby Bookworm

    This review was originally written for The Baby Bookworm. Visit us for new picture books reviews daily!Hello, friends! Our book today is A Dinosaur Named Ruth: How Ruth Mason Discovered Fossils in Her Own Backyard, written by Julia Lyon and illustrated by Alexandra Bye, a fascinating tale of paleontology and persistence.In turn of the century South Dakota, 7-year-old Ruth Mason found her first dinosaur bone in her very own backyard. She began a collection of her then-unusual discoveries, even as This review was originally written for The Baby Bookworm. Visit us for new picture books reviews daily!Hello, friends! Our book today is A Dinosaur Named Ruth: How Ruth Mason Discovered Fossils in Her Own Backyard, written by Julia Lyon and illustrated by Alexandra Bye, a fascinating tale of paleontology and persistence.In turn of the century South Dakota, 7-year-old Ruth Mason found her first dinosaur bone in her very own backyard. She began a collection of her then-unusual discoveries, even as friends and family told her that the strange little bones weren’t special or important. As the years passed and Ruth found more and more of the unusual bones, she began writing universities and museums about her discoveries, only the receive the same answer: the things she was finding in the Badlands weren’t significant, weren’t important, weren’t special. For decades, Ruth kept collecting, kept writing, and kept being dismissed. That is, until the day in 1979 when she finally received a knock on the door…A most unusual and intriguing dinosaur story! The paleontological gold mine that Ruth Mason’s family ranch turned out to be serves as an interesting lesson on not only patience and dealing with being underestimated, but also a salute to doing something simply for the love of doing it. Despite having her discoveries dismissed for over seven (!) decades, Mason continued to collect fossils and display them in her “garden of bones”; whether or not the world thought they were important (which, it turns out, they very much were), they brought her joy and so she treasured them. Lyon’s text is filled with gentle cheerfulness and a touch of cheek, perfect for the optimistic tone of the story. Bye’s lush illustrations are suffused with warmth and atmosphere, imbuing the characters, including the charming Ruth and even the living versions of dinosaurs whose bones she loved, with personality and energy. The length is perfect for a storytime, and JJ really enjoyed this heartwarming tale of a tenacious girl and her dinosaurs. Overall, a unique and rewarding story, and we loved it. Baby Bookworm approved!(Note: A copy of this book was provided to The Baby Bookworm by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.)Be sure to check out The Baby Bookworm for more reviews!

  18. 5 out of 5

    Tonja Drecker

    All those young collectors out there will be inspired by Ruth's hobby and determination.Ruth Mason grew up in South Dakota and enjoyed heading outside to discover all sorts of things. In 1905, there was quite a bit of untouched land around her, and that's where she discovered the first of many bones. She collected them, knowing that they were special even when no one wanted to believe her. But after a very long time, that changed.This is history masterfully woven into a story, which young reader All those young collectors out there will be inspired by Ruth's hobby and determination.Ruth Mason grew up in South Dakota and enjoyed heading outside to discover all sorts of things. In 1905, there was quite a bit of untouched land around her, and that's where she discovered the first of many bones. She collected them, knowing that they were special even when no one wanted to believe her. But after a very long time, that changed.This is history masterfully woven into a story, which young readers can easily identify with. Ruth's desire to collect things is a hobby so many kids have done or do themselves...be it rocks or shells or leaves or whatever. No one else finds her collection overly important, but she continues since she enjoys doing it. It's a situation many can relate to. Ruth didn't let others damage her fun and continued to believe that her collection was special, even when she did it just for herself. Even when disappointing comments hit, she never dwells on them or lets it get her down.The illustrations and text are very well done. Each scene comes across familiar although it is set in historical times. The small details give hints at Ruth's life on the prairie without ever having to be mentioned in the text. The words are fitting to the age group and only carry a few sentences on each page. It makes a great read aloud for small as well as larger groups.The theme of dinosaur bones and how they've been discovered also carries a large importance in this read. It shows how ordinary people can make large discoveries, and how some of the displays in museums came to be. So, this also works as an introduction to science lessons or historical discussions on that front.And for those, who are more sure of their words, it's simply a wonderful read. I received a complimentary copy and enjoyed how well the history flows.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Bethany

    Ruth Mason was always active when she was younger. One day, while running through her prairie, she stumbled upon the strangest things in her own backyard. Determined to figure out what they were, she wrote to several different people asking them to take a look at her discoveries. As she grew, she got rejection after rejection of people telling her she didn't find anything special. But that never stopped Ruth from expanding her collection with more of these strange objects from her backyard.Final Ruth Mason was always active when she was younger. One day, while running through her prairie, she stumbled upon the strangest things in her own backyard. Determined to figure out what they were, she wrote to several different people asking them to take a look at her discoveries. As she grew, she got rejection after rejection of people telling her she didn't find anything special. But that never stopped Ruth from expanding her collection with more of these strange objects from her backyard.Finally, someone stopped by her house asking about the remains of a sea creature. Ruth didn't have what he was looking for, but she had something even better. A collection of dinosaur bones! It didn't take long for dinosaur experts to swing by to take a look. Sure enough, Ruth's suspicions were correct. She found something truly amazing.A DINOSAUR NAMED RUTH is a children's history novel that shows how one little girl's belief in something can lead to amazing things. Had she believed all the people telling her she didn't find anything, she might have thrown away the bones or worse, burned them. Then, that piece of history would have been lost forever. Not only does this story teach an interesting piece of history, but it also shows that you should always believe in yourself, no matter what others say.Final Verdict: A DINOSAUR NAMED RUTH teaches how one of the dinosaurs in a museum got the name Ruth and I find this to be both fascinating and inspiring. History has a beautiful way of teaching us valuable lessons and this book does just that. It addresses the importance of believing in yourself.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Barbara

    Ruth Mason was seven when she found her first dinosaur bone on her family's land in South Dakota. Ruth was a curious child, and as her collection grew, she reached out to experts through letters with sketches of her finds. But no one was interested, and when they responded, her correspondents dismissed her claims. Still, Ruth kept adding to her collection. When she turned 80, her thoughts about those bones were vindicated when a fossil hunter visited her and realized what treasures she had unear Ruth Mason was seven when she found her first dinosaur bone on her family's land in South Dakota. Ruth was a curious child, and as her collection grew, she reached out to experts through letters with sketches of her finds. But no one was interested, and when they responded, her correspondents dismissed her claims. Still, Ruth kept adding to her collection. When she turned 80, her thoughts about those bones were vindicated when a fossil hunter visited her and realized what treasures she had unearthed. Eventually, paleontologists unearthed bones from 99 different dinosaurs. One of the dinosaurs that ended up displayed in Wales was named after Ruth, that young girl who knew she had something special on her land despite what others had told her. The digital illustrations feature many different types of bones and capture Ruth's curious and energetic nature as well as her zest for life. Hers is a story of persistence, and it's impossible to read this book and not wonder about what might have been lost to science had Rick Brooks not made that visit to her ranch. Her story is told in an almost breathless fashion, and it's sure to inspire others to start searching their own property for signs of possible prehistoric inhabitants.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Rachel

    Ruth Mason lived in the South Dakota Badlands at the turn of the 20th Century and found dinosaur bones in her backyard but no one (think all the big paleontologists of her day and museums) would listen to her because she was a woman. But she is persistent, and curious about the bones, and keeps collecting them.  Finally when she is elderly, a young paleontologist in the 1970s comes to her property and with the help of other interns, they discover ninety-nine different species of dinosaurs! Her d Ruth Mason lived in the South Dakota Badlands at the turn of the 20th Century and found dinosaur bones in her backyard but no one (think all the big paleontologists of her day and museums) would listen to her because she was a woman. But she is persistent, and curious about the bones, and keeps collecting them.  Finally when she is elderly, a young paleontologist in the 1970s comes to her property and with the help of other interns, they discover ninety-nine different species of dinosaurs! Her dinosaurs are shipped to museums around the world and one, which was shipped to a museum in Wales, is named after their original finder! Overall I liked the message of perseverance, determination, and maintaining your knowledge and curiosity, but I hated how she was blown off by so many scientists because they didn't both to check to see if her claims were true (and just assumed she was lying or didn't know what she was talking about because she was female). Now of course, her property and surrounding properties is a giant quarry for dinosaurs. Recommended for ages 7-11, 4 stars. 

  22. 4 out of 5

    Renée LaTulippe

    Any parent or teacher with dino-loving kids around will not want to miss this fascinating picture book biography! Through engaging text and vibrant illustrations, Lyon and Bye tell the compelling story of a young girl named Ruth Mason who discovers dinosaur bones on her family’s land in 1905 and begins to create a magnificent collection. But despite her lifelong persistence and continuing discoveries, no one ever takes her seriously or thinks her collection is important—that is, until she’s 80 y Any parent or teacher with dino-loving kids around will not want to miss this fascinating picture book biography! Through engaging text and vibrant illustrations, Lyon and Bye tell the compelling story of a young girl named Ruth Mason who discovers dinosaur bones on her family’s land in 1905 and begins to create a magnificent collection. But despite her lifelong persistence and continuing discoveries, no one ever takes her seriously or thinks her collection is important—that is, until she’s 80 years old and a fossil hunter named Rick Brooks rolls through town. To think that Mason persisted in her dream for 74 years (and lived to see it come true) is truly incredible. Excellent back matter provides more details about the subsequent excavations on Ruth’s land and where her dinosaurs ended up—including the one named Ruth. Highly recommended as a great women-in-STEM read, but also as an inspiring story of dedication, curiosity, and perseverance.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Janice Hechter

    In this enchanting story, a young girl named Ruth Mason makes an amazing discovery, from millions of years ago. History is literally in her backyard. She takes the initiative to go her own search for hidden clues and keeps a collection of all that she finds. But Ruth still has many unanswered questions and never gives up on finding the answers. Ruth Mason is a wonderful role model for inquisitive young girls. This well-written and captivating story, filled with rich language, really held my inte In this enchanting story, a young girl named Ruth Mason makes an amazing discovery, from millions of years ago. History is literally in her backyard. She takes the initiative to go her own search for hidden clues and keeps a collection of all that she finds. But Ruth still has many unanswered questions and never gives up on finding the answers. Ruth Mason is a wonderful role model for inquisitive young girls. This well-written and captivating story, filled with rich language, really held my interest. It is perfect for children who crave a good mystery and have an interest in dinosaurs. Perhaps most important is its message of the power of persistence.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Candace Spizzirri

    This fascinating, true story will be enjoyed by kids and adults alike. Beautifully written, informative, and fun. It is a celebration of curiosity and persistence! Author Julia Lyon tells the tale about Ruth Mason, who as a young girl discovers dinosaur bones on her South Dakota farm. She doesn't know what they are but her curiosity keeps her collecting until one day when Ruth is 80 years old, experts come for a visit. And what a dinosaur find it is! Alexandra Bye's illustrations are vivid and l This fascinating, true story will be enjoyed by kids and adults alike. Beautifully written, informative, and fun. It is a celebration of curiosity and persistence! Author Julia Lyon tells the tale about Ruth Mason, who as a young girl discovers dinosaur bones on her South Dakota farm. She doesn't know what they are but her curiosity keeps her collecting until one day when Ruth is 80 years old, experts come for a visit. And what a dinosaur find it is! Alexandra Bye's illustrations are vivid and lively. The author includes interesting and informative back-matter. Great for schools, libraries, and home. A must-read!

  25. 5 out of 5

    Elizabeth

    4.5 stars.A Dinosaur Named Ruth is an excellent story about Ruth Mason, a woman who collected dinosaur fossils on her South Dakota property throughout her life without knowing what they were until she was finally noticed and thousands of fossils were recovered there when she was an old woman. It's a great story, an excellent piece of history, and inspiring for all budding paleontologists out there. The art is also quite gorgeous. Recommended! 4.5 stars.A Dinosaur Named Ruth is an excellent story about Ruth Mason, a woman who collected dinosaur fossils on her South Dakota property throughout her life without knowing what they were until she was finally noticed and thousands of fossils were recovered there when she was an old woman. It's a great story, an excellent piece of history, and inspiring for all budding paleontologists out there. The art is also quite gorgeous. Recommended!

  26. 5 out of 5

    Amita Snyder

    This is a fascinating story about a woman who never gave up. She knew in her heart that she had found something special, and despite being ignored for years, she kept listening to that voice inside her. It is an empowering story about persistence and listening to your gut, even when no one else seems to get it. And there's cool dinosaurs! This is a fascinating story about a woman who never gave up. She knew in her heart that she had found something special, and despite being ignored for years, she kept listening to that voice inside her. It is an empowering story about persistence and listening to your gut, even when no one else seems to get it. And there's cool dinosaurs!

  27. 5 out of 5

    Molly Cluff (Library!)

    This is great for Women's History Month! I like the bright illustrations and the story about a girl collecting dinosaur bones and fossils all through her life. Some of the syntax is a bit advanced for younger kids even though there isn't too much text per page, but I bet I could simplify it for a preschool crowd if necessary. This is great for Women's History Month! I like the bright illustrations and the story about a girl collecting dinosaur bones and fossils all through her life. Some of the syntax is a bit advanced for younger kids even though there isn't too much text per page, but I bet I could simplify it for a preschool crowd if necessary.

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