Indiana Jones and the Dinosaur Eggs Book Summary and Study Guide

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Indiana Jones's adventure starts on the eve of Halloween when an alluring nun pleads him to help her search for her missing father, Professor Angus Starbuck who has sent her a bone from a prehistoric dinosaur. When Indy realizes that the bone is not as ancient as it should be, he links up with the missionary and sets off to the Gobi desert, where she believes her father is. On the way there they have to pass through parts of China and Mongolia to reach their destination, fighting-off sadistic warlords, bloodthirsty wild dogs and vicious killers. At last they find Joan's father, living amongst an innocent primeval tribe. There they experience first-handedly the hatching of one of the triceratops, a dinosaur. Conversely, Indy can not stay nor take the relic with them since the path to this hidden tribe is threatening to collapse. Again, Indy returns home empty-handed but with a worthy adventure to cherish.
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In this book, the famous villains Belloq and Lao Che are also introduced and it's great to see Indy outsmart them both. Wu Han and Granger are also present, the latter being Indy's and Joan's guide into the desert. This book hosts ideas resembling the Indiana Jones movies: ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark' and ‘The Last Crusade'.

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 10%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 30% Tone of story    -   very upbeat Time/era of story:    -   1930's-1950's Exploring into the wild    -   Yes Plotlets:    -   being chased through wilderness    -   rare animal hunt

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   archeologist Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   China Desert?    -   Yes Desert:    -   hostile arabs    -   dying of thirst, sunburn    -   funny heat-delusions Misc setting    -   moving train

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very gorey descriptions deaths/dead bodies A lot of techno jargon?    -   Yes Kind of jargon?    -   archaeology Unusual forms of death    -   poisoning    -   hanging    -   eaten    -   crushed    -   decapitated    -   perforation--swords/knives    -   blunt clubbing (like seals) Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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