Summer has come early to the town of Drumheller, Alberta. The Screech Owls were expecting deep winter – just like back home – but when they arrive for the annual Dinosaur Pee Wee Tournament, they find a warm chinook has blown the winter cold away.
Drumheller is the “Dinosaur Capital of Canada,” home of the fierce Albertosaurus – cousin to Tyrannosaurus rex – whose ancient bones were discovered here more than one hundred years ago. It’s also the home of sports psychologist Kelly Block, whose weird ideas on how to build a better “team” threaten to pull the Screech Owls apart.
But nothing is as weird as what happens to Nish and the others in Dinosaur Valley. When Nish returns from mountain biking, he claims he almost became breakfast for a living, breathing Albertosaurus! Of course his friends don’t believe him, but when Travis, Sarah, and their teammates go for their own ride in the hills, they come back with a monstrous story that makes international headlines.
Danger in Dinosaur Valley is the tenth book in the Screech Owls Series.
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Roy MacGregor has been involved in hockey all his life. Growing up in Huntsville, Ontario, he competed for several years against a kid named Bobby Orr, who was playing in nearby Parry Sound. He later returned to the game when he and his family settled in Ottawa, where he worked for the Ottawa Citizen and became the Southam National Sports Columnist. He still plays old-timers hockey and has been a minor-hockey coach for more than a decade.
Roy MacGregor is the author of several classics in the literature of hockey. Home Game (written with Ken Dryden) and The Home Team were both number one national bestsellers. He has also written the game’s best-known novel, The Last Season. His other books include Road Games, The Seven A.M. Practice, and A Life in the Bush, a memoir of his father. He has also written books about native leaders and the Ottawa Valley.
Roy MacGregor is now a senior columnist for the National Post. He and his wife, Ellen, live in Kanata, Ontario. They have four children, Kerry, Christine, Jocelyn, and Gordon.
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