MIGHTY MITES

MIGHTY MITES

The “Mighty Mites” was a cartoon serial written by Emily Hearn and illustrated by Mark Thurman which appeared in Owl Magazine from 1976 to 1991. Its main objective was to inform Owl readers about the natural world. A book Mighty Mites In Dinosaur Land was also published.

The “Mighty Mites” were Mark, the older, Nick, the younger and Sophia. Nick and Sophia were brother and sister. These three youngsters had a special gift. They could shrink or grow to any size they wanted. Because of this ability they were able to explore and have adventures in the various worlds of nature.

In Mighty Mites in Dinosaur Land they add time travel to their accomplishments although this is accidental rather than intended. The story starts in present day Dinosaur Provincial Park in Alberta. Chasing a tumbleweed they decide to shrink in order to catch a ride on it. They are blown into a canyon where they have an adventure with a jack rabbit. They go back to their original size and try to climb out of the canyon. That’s when they find some dinosaur bones and are somehow transported back into the age of the dinosaurs. Through their various adventure with the creatures of this world the reader learns about the world of the dinosaurs. They eventually figure out a way to get back to the present and the adventures are ended.

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BOOK GRAPHIC:

Mighty Mites in Dinosaur Land. Writ., Emily Hearn. Illus., Mark Thurman. Greey de Pencier Books, 1981.

SOURCE:

Book:

Mighty Mites in Dinosaur Land. Writ., Emily Hearn. Illus., Mark Thurman. Greey de Pencier Books, 1981.

GALLERY:

C:\Users\Robert\Documents\CARTOONING ILLUSTRATION ANIMATION\IMAGE CARTOON\IMAGE CARTOON M\MIGHTY MITES in Dinosaur Valley, 1981, fc.jpg Left to right: Mark, Sophia, Nick. Mighty Mites in Dinosaur Land, 1981: Front cover.