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Mangor The Oh-So-Curious Dinosaur

In 1959 F.James Bermond – through Jerkin Press in America and Gordon Humley Books in the UK – published the first of seven dinosaur books aimed at the teenage market.


Like the other Bermond books Mangor The Oh-So-Curious Dinosaur stands out for its approach to quite adult themes buried under its seemingly innocent adventure personifying beasts from Earth’s distant past. In particular, Mangor The Oh-So-Curious Dinosaur tackles family loss – separation from the herd during a migration – as well as intolerance – bullying from Pterosaurs because of his inability to fly – and the fabric of reality – construction of the quantum portal with the aid of the robots back to the start of the novel.

In an interview with The Cleveland Weekly in 1961 when asked why all his books featured benevolent robots tinkering with time Bermond responded by asking why nobody questioned how the dinosaur could talk.

Author: Mark

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