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When Sue Found Sue, Sue Hendrickson Discovers Her T. rex

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From a very young age, Sue Hendrickson was meant to find things: lost coins, perfume bottles, even hidden treasure. Her endless curiosity eventually leads to a career in diving and paleontology, where she would continue to find things big and small.
In 1990, at a dig in South Dakota, Sue made her biggest discovery to date: Sue the Tyrannosaurus rex, the largest and most complete T. rex skeleton ever unearthed. Named in Sue’s honor, Sue the T. rex would be placed on permanent exhibition at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. When Sue Found Sue inspires readers to take a closer look at the world around them and to never lose their brave, adventurous spirits. 



  • Written by Toni Buzzeo and Illustrated by Diana Sudyka.
  • Published by Abrams Books for Young Readers, May 14, 2019.
  • Ages 5 to 8 years old
  • 0.5" H x 11.0" L x 8.8" W (0.9 lbs) 32 pages
  • Hardcover


PRAISE FOR When Sue Found Sue: Sue Hendrickson Discovers Her T. Rex

"Buzzeo’s considerable storytelling skills zero in on fascinating details, such as the experience of unearthing fossils, while Sudyka’s entrancing illustrations reflect this attention to detail and the passion Sue brought to her work. Additionally, it’s refreshing to see a profile of a modern, female scientist, who is respected in her field."
— Booklist

"Dino fans craving anything about T. Rex need to know this chapter of paleontology and enjoy the gouache and watercolor art."
— The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"This delightfully illustrated tale of discovery and wonderment works great as a research starter or supplement to paleontology, basic science, or museum studies . . . this book rewards passions for learning and passes those values on to its readers. A must-have."
— School Library Journal