The Garden Bone
The Garden Bone
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Three years after his paleontologist parents die in a mysterious accident, twelve-year-old Wences Killean discovers a clue—a mysterious fossil—in his own backyard. Wences quickly realizes this is no ordinary fossil. It keeps changing, then disappears, and something far more frightful appears in its place.

With the help of his friends Matteo and Jeanine, Wences embarks on a fantastic journey that will take them out of this world…and into TROUBLE!

Book Details


  • Adventure
  • Fantasy
  • Fiction
  • Juvenile Fiction

Age Level: 

  • 8 - 12
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Ever since Wences' parents died in a helicopter crash on their archeological expedition, Wences has laid off his obsession with dinosaurs. That summer was supposed to be a fun excavation project with the whole family. Instead, it ended in tragedy, leaving Wences and his brother in the care of their grandma. One day, Wences is in his backyard when he finds a mysterious object, which he quickly discovers is a dinosaur fossil. But what is a dinosaur fossil doing in Wences' backyard in Berkeley, and why does the fossil keep changing?

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The Garden Bone is a book about a young teenager named Wenceslao, or Wences. Ever since Wences' parents died in a helicopter crash, Wences renounced being “The Dinosaur Kid” he once was. He gave all of his dinosaur toys to his little brother hoping to forget his past. However, when he goes into his garden, he finds a mysterious object. Further inspection reveals to him that it is a bone, a dinosaur tooth in fact!

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