Maisie Mammoth’s Memoirs

A Guide to Ice Age Celebs


A humorous history of prehistoric beasts by one of the Ice Age’s biggest superstars, Maisie Mammoth


ISBN: 9780500652060 Categories: ,

Rachel Elliot


Here is the story of Ice Age beasts as told from the unique perspective of Maisie the woolly mammoth. Maisie’s Ice Age ‘who’s who’ reveals the defining characteristics of some of the most memorable creatures from prehistoric times.

Maisie’s memoir includes tales about Stella the sabre-toothed tiger, the golden girl of the Ice Age, whose megawatt smile contained 25 cm canines; the villain we all love to hate, Trevor the Titanoboa, a 13 m mega-snake who could swallow a crocodile whole; and the slightly more camera-shy Gavin the Giant Ape, who is rumoured to have inspired the myth of the Yeti! Featuring the quirky illustrations of Rob Hodgson, Maisie Mammoth’s Memoirs stands apart from other prehistoric beast titles with its characterful creatures and humorous approach to palaeontology based on some of the latest scientific research – look out for tips on how to defrost a woolly mammoth! It is the second in a series that brings animals from the distant past alive for young children.

Additional information

Weight 583 g
Dimensions 23.9 x 30.7 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 26 March 2020
Number of pages 48
Format Hardback
Contributors Illustrated by Rob Hodgson
Dimensions 23.9 x 30.7 cm
Weight 583 g


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Rob Hodgson is a British designer and illustrator. He is the author and illustrator of The Woods and The Cave, and the illustrator of An A to Z of Monsters and Magical Beings, Tattoo Time! Monster Activity, A Good Day for a Hat and Tony T-Rex's Family Album. Michael J. Benton is Professor of Vertebrate Palaeontology and head of the Palaeobiology Research Group at the University of Bristol, which was identified by the Center for World University Rankings as the top palaeontology research group in the world. He has written more than fifty books, including the standard textbooks in palaeontology and When Life Nearly Died, also published by Thames & Hudson. Benton regularly offers media comment on new dinosaur discoveries.