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Deborah Kogan Ray

Deborah Kogan Ray

Deborah Kogan Ray is an award-winning author and illustrator of many children's books, including Hokusai: The Man Who Painted a Mountain. She lives in Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania.

Books by the Author

Paiute Princess
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Paiute Princess

Deborah Kogan Ray
FSG Books for Young Readers
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

Born into the Northern Paiute tribe of Nevada in 1844, Sarah Winnemucca straddled two cultures: the traditional life of her people, and the modern ways of her grandfather's white friends. Sarah was...

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Dinosaur Mountain
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Dinosaur Mountain

Deborah Kogan Ray
FSG Books for Young Readers
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

Earl Douglass was a teenager when he first heard about the Bone Wars—the frenzied race between paleontologists to unearth and classify dinosaur fossils—and he remained fascinated with these prehistoric giants for the rest of his life. As a geologist and botanist working at the Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Douglass had a hunch that the vast untouched rock strata in northeastern Utah just may have been a haven for Jurassic fossil beds. In 1908, he set out by mule team to the Uinta Basin to dig and discover. Find me "something big," Andrew Carnegie instructed.

Little did Carnegie know exactly how well Douglass would heed those words. Sixteen years and 350 tons of fossils later, Earl Douglass emerged as one of the most prolific and successful dinosaur hunters of his time.

Using entries directly from Douglass's diary along with her own evocative storytelling and artwork, acclaimed author and illustrator Deborah Kogan Ray paints the life of this adventurous bone hunter in memorable detail.

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Down the Colorado
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Down the Colorado

Deborah Kogan Ray
FSG Books for Young Readers
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

Although John Wesley Powell's minister father always wanted his son to follow in his footsteps, young Wes had different plans for his future. Enraptured by the wonders of the natural world, he was...

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