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Jack Horner, Dinosaur Hunter!


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*For the French edition,

Jack Horner, Chasseur de Dinosaures!,

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When Jack Horner was a child, nothing fascinated him more than fossils--dinosaur fossils to be exact. He hunted for them at every chance he had, and dreamed of becoming a great paleontologist. But school was hard, reading was even harder, and he struggled to succeed like the other kids in his classes due to severe dyslexia. Forced to find his own way to success, Jack persevered becoming one of the world's most famous paleontologist and immortalized in Hollywood films.

Sleeping Bear Press, 9/15/21 

ISBN-10: 1534111190

ISBN-13: 978-1534111196


"An inspiring example of how disabilities don't have to close doors to scientific careers or other dreams."

School Library Journal 

"This picture book biography of world-renowned paleontologist Jack Horner not only details Horner’s passion to discover and study dinosaurs, but also encourages children to persevere when they face challenges...this title will be grabbed off the shelf for recreational reading alone."

School Library Connection

"Dinosaur lovers and anyone with dino-sized dreams will be instantly exceptional biography of a boy and man who never gave up on finding a way to accomplish his goal. The book will captivate children on its own or as an introduction to a wide range of classroom lessons and is highly recommended for all home, classroom, and public library collections."

Celebrate Picture Books

"Meet Jack Horner, a world-famous paleontologist and expert dinosaur hunter whose story is as interesting as it is inspiring…A fascinating true story of a boy that followed his dream, Jack Horner, Dinosaur Hunter! may very well provide readers with the encouragement they need to pursue what they most desire."

The Reading Eagle

For a full list of reviews, Click HERE.


  • Baby Librarians includes Jack Horner, Dinosaur Hunter! on this list of 5 books with Dyslexic Characters. Click HERE.


  • Official cover reveal and author interview by The Tiny Activist. Click HERE.

  • Colby Sharp includes Jack Horner, Dinosaur Hunter! on his list of Awesome 2021 Books. Click HERE.

  • Celebrate International Dinosaur Month with Sophia in this interview and behind-the-scenes peek at her work process with Jack Horner, Dinosaur Hunter! Click HERE.


  • Sophia Gholz discusses the inspiration behind the book in this interview. Click HERE. 


  • Author interview with Sophia Gholz. Click HERE. 


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