Interested in some local books? Be it history, ghost stories, or fiction, here are some books set in Drumheller and Area or about Drumheller and Area!
Eason, Sarah, author
"Paleontologist Philip Currie was on a difficult dig, following incomplete clues to find fossils. But Philip knew he needed to discover these bones in the badlands if he was going to convince the scientific community about his theory on the life of carnivorous dinosaurs. Follow along on this graphic adventure based on a true story to discover Albertosaurus fossils and uncover the mystery they tell. Then, take a trip back in time to learn all about the creatures that lived alongside Albertosaurus and discover even more about paleontology"-- Provided by publisher.
Ruurs, Margriet, author
In this illustrated chapter book, a group of grade schoolers fundraise to go on a trip to the dinosaur museum in Drumheller, and make a prehistoric discovery once they get there.
The Canadian Badlands Passion Play is a passion play performed annually since 1994 in Drumheller, Alberta. The play takes place every July in a natural bowl amphitheater found in the Drumheller Valley. The outdoor stage was chosen for its likeness to the hills found near Jerusalem, Israel, as well as the superb natural acoustics. It follows the story of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus found in the Gospels, told through drama and music, using nearly 300 performers.
Dawson, Sheldon, author, illustrator
"Imagine having a grandfather who claims he not only herded dinosaurs but he also was a rodeo dino buster way back when. Well that's what Billy's grandfather maintains. Could it really be true? This story takes place in the Canadian Badlands of Drumheller, Alberta. During the Cretaceous Period, this region was home to a great variety of dinosaurs whose fossils can be found there today."-- Provided by publisher.
Heffernan, Colleen, 1959-
Five-year-old Lucas and his brother Charlie, age ten, have just moved from an apartment in the city to a new house, complete with an attic, in Drumheller, Alberta.
Aulenback, Kevin R., 1960-
Ahn, Angela, author
Eleven year-old Peter Lee has one goal in life: to become a paleontologist. Okay, maybe two: to get his genius kid-sister, L.B., to leave him alone. But his summer falls apart when his real-life dinosaur expedition turns out to be a bust, and he watches his dreams go up in a cloud of asthma-inducing dust. Even worse, his grandmother, Hammy, is sick, and no one will talk to Peter or L.B. about it. Perhaps his days as a scientist aren't quite behind him yet. Armed with notebooks and pens, Peter puts his observation and experimental skills to the test to see what he can do for Hammy. If only he can get his sister to be quiet for once -- he needs time to sketch out a plan.
Estabrooks, Spencer D., author
Faith and facts collide on a Creationist themed golf course when the daughter of a widowed creationist falls for the adopted son of a gay paleontologist. Unbeknownst to the lovers a prehistoric dino-shark has emerged from hibernation leaving a trail of death and destruction. Will the creationist and paleontologist settle their ideological differences or will Sharkasaurus devour them all?
East Coulee Community Association.