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“Go away, dinosaurs!”

Marion and the Dinosaurs is a magazine story, illustrated using images from the CGI television series. It was later published in the 2016 Thomas Annual.


One day, Marion is telling Toby all about a dinosaur skeleton she had dug up. Toby is impressed and wants to ask lots of questions, but Marion has already clattered away for a big day of digging.

At the end of the day, Marion is exhausted from all of the digging and goes to rest on a siding when she hears a strange noise. The noise does not sound like an engine at all. Then, out of the dark, she spies a dinosaur. Marion orders it to go away and closes her eyes. When she opens them again, the dinosaurs have gone. Marion tries to go to sleep, but she is too scared.

The next morning, Thomas puffs past where Marion is sleepily digging on his way up to Ulfstead Castle. Marion tells him all about her scary "dream" and Thomas assures her that dinosaurs are not around anymore. When Thomas has gone, Marion hears the strange noise again. This time, she knows she is not dreaming. As the dinosaurs speed towards, Marion races away as fast as she can.

Marion races all the way to Ulfstead Castle where she meets up with Stephen and Millie. Marion warns them the dinosaurs are coming their way and they all huddle behind the castle drawbridge. Then, they hear the Earl arriving and he sounds very excited. Marion peeks out of the castle and can now see that the dinosaurs are merely models; the Earl is opening a a Dinosaur Park and Samson has brought the models for it. Marion admits that they don't look very scary.




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