Remember that successful merger of fantasy and fact in The Shy Stegosaurs of Cricket Creek (1955) the story of the twins, Joan and Joey, who had discovered the prehistoric giant lizard near the mineral pool at Cricket Creek- then lost him when the pool was destroyed. Now they are summering near an Indian Reservation, and through Huck, an Indian boy- lonely being the son of an ancient medicine man, and therefore thought queer and different, they find him again. But George, as they named him, is a problem; he appears at wrong places and times, demanding their protection from the other mammals. He most of their and devours in a gulp the bananas meant for the old medicine man. In the , however, before his period of hibernation, George unwittingly helps restore the reservation Indians reluctant faith in the power of old . Somehow the blend is not quite an successful this time. While only the three children actually see George, other humans are uncomfortably aware of something strange. Although this taxes credulity, one twelve year old who had loved the earlier book, at the age of seven, still declared this one too as """" Perhaps fantasy, linked with the wish to believe, can fit into a modern world.