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The great whale of Kansas

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Houghton Mifflin,
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As a young boy begins to dig a hole in his back yard, his shovel suddenly strikes something hard, and big, as it turns out, in more ways than one. What he discovers, preserved in the Cretaceous limestone is more spectacular than anything the town of Melville, Kansas, has ever seen before--something that should perhaps be left to the experts, or should it? As the determined eleven-year-old continues to dig, outlines of an ancient creature emerge, but what is it? And more importantly tosome, whose is it?
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Full title great whale of kansas
Author jennings richard w
Grouping Category book
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subject_facet Animals, Fossil -- Juvenile fiction, Fossils -- Juvenile fiction, Kansas -- Juvenile fiction, Whales -- Juvenile fiction
title_display The great whale of Kansas
title_full The great whale of Kansas / Richard W. Jennings
title_short The great whale of Kansas
topic_facet Animals, Fossil, Fossils, Whales