A Middle-Grade Novel by Gail Donovan 

ISBN: 978-1944762551
Publisher: Islandport Press
Binding, Price: Paperback, $14.95
Ages: 8 – 12

You can’t sit still when someone needs help.

Finch has trouble paying attention in school. He’s just too busy dreaming about uncovering a dinosaur fossil and naming a new species after himself—until he digs up a note in his fifth-grade class garden with the word HELP on it. He is determined to come to the aid of the mystery note-writer. But when the quest turns out to be harder than expected, Finch risks losing two things really important to him —his best friend Noah, and a field trip to Dinosaur State Park. Acclaimed author Gail Donovan gets inside the hearts and minds of fifth graders on this journey told with unexpected humor and impressive insight.

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Awards & Accolades:

Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards winner, Preteen Fiction, Mystery

Maine Writer’s & Publishers Alliance Literary Awards finalist, Young People’s Literature

“…If it’s anything like the last (In Memory of Gorfman T. Frog), it’s worth discovering.” —Elizabeth Bird, A Fuse #8 Production

“An amusing, empowering tale that should appeal especially to middle schoolers with abundant energy.” —Kirkus Review

“The mystery of Finchosaurus keeps the plot moving, but the delightful characters and events are what make the story truly enjoyable.” —Foreward Reviews

“… a funny, sweet and well-paced middle-grade novel.” —Maine Sunday Telegram

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