Gurney’s bestselling illustrated fantasy, Dinotopia: A Land Apart from Time, conjured up a lost world where people and dinosaurs live in peaceful. The first sequel, Dinotopia: The World Beneath () focuses mainly on Arthur Denison’s return expedition to the World. Four years after being shipwrecked on the island of Dinotopia, Arthur Denison and his sixteen-year-old son, Will, continue their explorations of this fantastic land .

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After discovering an injured Scaphognathus named Razzamult, Gideon discovers that the city is planning to launch an attack on the mainland and conquer all of Dinotopia and that they have stolen the ruby sunstone from the pterosaur home of Highnest.

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But, if you’re going to have a drawback, this is a good one to have. The Basin is cut off from the rest of the island by a series of retractable bridges. The beneatb are actually very respectful of this and always wait for the dinosaur to pass peacefully, never attacking them while alive. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.

The narrative it adds is fine but it’s also cliche and does nothing to impress. I didn’t realize that the two books made one continuous story until the end, but I was happy that the loose ends got tied up. New dinosaurs abound from Stubbs, a nephew or some such to Brokenhorn, to Stinktooth-a king among kings.

More disappointing are all of the inconsistencies in the book. I hate to think that he was simply doing it to appeal to a wider audience. He arrives only to dinohopia the island already under attack. Gurney wisely keeps up the pattern of keeping his characters traveling: Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.

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The gentle pace of the first book and its themes of nature and sustainable living are traded in for lots of robot dinosaurs!?!! The sequel has similar elements to the first such as fake biological notes, feigned historical resea I read this book with my kids aged 4, 2, and 1so the review reflects my opinion and my kids’ reaction to the book.

Ebneath continues to woorld as an apprentice Skybax rider while his father has grown well known for his scientific explorations and is beginning a worl one back to the World Beneath. In the later TV series, a group of people known as Outsiders live outside the laws of Dinotopia and pose an additional danger aside from the featured antagonists, which include PteranodonTyrannosaurus dinohopia, and Postosuchus.

The illustrations are gorgeous, incredible, breathtaking, the kind of thing you just want to lay out on your coffee table and stare at while you’re sitting on the couch, especially if you’re absolutely fascinated by dinosaurs or landscapes or both like me.

There’s very little character, and very little world-building, and what world-building there is is terrible. The first sequel, Dinotopia: In the first one, there’s a little more to it, but dinotopla story seemed kind of thrown together. Dinotopia is a fictional utopia created by author and illustrator James Gurney.

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The production of this audiobook is just amazing. I have two full bookshelves and this is one of the books I absolutely always look for first. Often there is “duo-specific” overlap where the words are simply describing what is in the picture.


He has illustrated seventeen stamps for the U. The failure both of the sunstones and of Dinotopian officials to adhere to the underlying meanings of their culture’s philosophy caused several discontented people — a leader-in-training, Zippeau himself, and two twentieth-century Dolphinbacks, Karl and David — to embark on a quest that led ultimately to the World Beneath.

I think the story was a bit weaker in some places, like with the strutters and the magic sun stones I also noticed that Will’s stor I started out reading this feeling disappointed because Gurney moved away from the diary aspect of the story and turned it simply into a third person narrative. A new foreword not as good as the new foreword in the first book, but still good and additional art at the end add to the quality.

At the end of dinotopiia day, Hugo Khan expresses his wish for Chandara to be reopened culturally to the rest of Dinotopia. Raised in Palo Alto, the youngest of five children of Joanna and Robert Gurney a mechanical engineer.

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The World Beneath focuses mainly on Arthur Denison’s return expedition to the World Beneath and opens with Will fly testing an invention of his father, the Dragoncopter — a steam engine ornithopter modeled on the dragonfly. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.