Daisy and the Isle of Wight Dragon by Martin Simpson
Some of the best fossil discoveries are made by accident, a question of being in the right place at the right time. The rarest ones are not always the biggest or the most perfect.
On the wild and unspoilt coast of the Isle of Wight a young fossil hunter makes the find of a lifetime. Daisy’s chance discovery exposes a jealous rivalry between enthusiastic collectors, some selfish experts and a bunch of weirdos. What had this unusual schoolgirl uncovered in the crumbled cliffs on Dinosaur Island, and why did so many strangers want to get their clammy hands on it? This is the story of how three different lives came together after 125 million years. For two people who had never met, Daisy and a local palaeontologist known as the Fossil Man, things were about to change dramatically as the Island’s little dragon emerged from its ancient muddy tomb.
The story is based upon the actual discovery made by Daisy Morris in 2008 of a new species of pterosaur from Cretaceous rocks of the Isle of Wight in southern England.