When James Gurney’s Dinotopia: A Land Apart from Time first appeared in , it was immediately hailed as a fully imagined world of the caliber of J. R. R. Posing as a 19th-century scientist’s travel sketchbook, this entertaining hybrid mates the visual appeal of the Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady with a Jules. New-York-Times Bestseller—First book in the series. Dinotopia: A Land Apart from Time, written and illustrated by James Gurney In , when uncharted.

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A Land Apart from Time. The art has been amazing. I bought this for my daughter so she can enjoy it too.

Altogether, this book is a wonder. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: For example, food on the island is provided at no cost, but citizens take only what they need and leave the rest for others.

Gideon is presented as the first ever Skybax rider, although the species he rode wasn’t a Quetzalcoatlus northropi. I just fell in dinofopia.

Dinotopia: A Land Apart from Time

The artwork is gorgeous, the setting is detailed and unique. And the obvious addition of dinosaurs makes this attractive to children, but it is far more than simply a children’s story. If that wasn’t good enough the painting wraps around to the spine and back of the book. The beautiful paintings are colorful enough for young children, interesting frim for older children, and deep and rich enough for adults.

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. The next day, Arthur, Bix, and a handful of the Emperor’s selected entertainers arrive at the house of and greet Rita Rose and Jeffer, an orphaned Europasaurus hatchling who has lost the ability to walk.


Arthur in particular develops an interest in the scientific accomplishments of the natives, which far exceed that of any human culture. The thrill of Dinotopia rests surprisingly little on the dinosaurs themselves.

For a grownup, this is a fast read dinotopiz a fun introduction to a fantasy world where humans and dinosaurs live together in harmony. Please remove this notice if this has been done. The Basin is cut off from the rest of the island by a fgom of retractable bridges. Nov 30, Kerri Duff rated it it was amazing. The first sequel, Dinotopia: Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. At the end of the book Arthur Denison is suddenly a new man.

And even if the book pretends it to be nonsense, I can understand why Arthur Denison is slightly paranoid and Crabb thinks the island is a prison and people are the slaves of the dinosaurs.

It looks like a slightly modified hang glider lqnd nothing else and the captain is also in the same place so how does he get it up with the weight of additional people? Is the book series similar? To ask other readers questions about Dinotopiaplease sign up.

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Amazing illustrations from one of my rinotopia stories. Dotada de un detalle y un color inenarrables e indescriptibles. I read it over and over and I especially adored the illustrations, which are stunning. Typically, im not a fan of books that have a landscape orientation as they dont fit well on the shelf also with other books that are usually portrait.

Jurassic Park, Dinotopia — hell, even the Power Rangers This was easily one of the most formative books of my childhood; every time I re-read it I get a lovely warm glow of nostalgia. Retrieved from ” http: Tarzan of the Apes. Often, a dinosaur that senses it will die soon will make a pilgrimage to the basin and die there so that it may be eaten by the carnivores and continue to contribute to the good of the island as a whole.


The World Beneath both won Hugo awards for best original artwork. The Hatchery is a place where dinosaurs are born, tended by both dinosaurs and humans.

There is also what appears to be chocolate stains what i hope are anyway on the back cover that really mar the illustration on it. Thus, on Dinotopia mammoths, sabretooth tigers, Moropos and Brontotheres, Glyptodonts and giant ground sloths all live in the mountains, although half of them would freeze there and none would find enough to eat.

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This reviewer greatly enjoyed reading Dinot Dinotopia is a marvelous flight of fancy, and its author, James Gurney, is at once inspired and inspirational. The gorges of the Amu River is where Canyon City is built. There are caravans that make passages through the basin and are made up by very large sauropod dinosaurs outfitted with heavy suits of armor studded with sharp spikes and carry offerings of meat to appease any carnivores they meet.

Oct 02, Andrew rated it really liked it. Books by James Gurney. It is implied that this is where the Atlantis myth originated. Z after that, they make their way to the capital city of Chandara.