After they are shipwrecked on a mysterious island called Dinotopia, Professor Arthur Denison and his son, Will, discover an awe-inspiring new world where. 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.

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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. Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz. Although this sequel begins to slip slightly into tne a ‘The World Beneath’ is the sequel to James Gurney’s ‘Dinotopia’.

My 5 and 3-year-old children are definitely young for the vocabulary and subtext in this book. The sequel has similar elements to the first such as fake biological notes, feigned historical research, and labelled specimen drawings. At times the thhe swings away to check in with Will as he flies decoy for a caravan through the Te Basin. Oriana, the beautiful musician becomes an important member of Arthur’s team not to mention important to him personally.

This inspired him to imagine his own, so he painted “Waterfall City” [4] and “Dinosaur parade”. Jan 25, Traitor rated it liked it Shelves: This story is wonderful because you learn more about the how the people live on the island and their little habits and quirks.

There should always be a bfneath for a sequel, and though this story had some promise, it didn’t end up having much purpose.

World Beneath

Published March 1st by HarperTrophy first published The world of dinotopia is so clever, and so well thought out. This was never elaborated on further or confirmed to be true though. Training alongside Will is a girl called Sylvia, with whom Will falls in love. Now it’s just like a regular book without wkrld personal bwneath that made the first one so special.


My only real judgement of the book is that at times the text seems to hang on the illustrations, whereas the first Qorld book seemed more balanced. Arthur and Bix accept the Emperor’s offers to stay benaeth Chandara for a while to fully discover the city and its culture.

For one thing, it was quite a bad idea of Gurney’s to switch from a diary style to normal third-person narrative. This page was last edited on 21 Decemberat Often there is “duo-specific I liked the first Dinotopia book so much, I decided to read the rest of the series.

It all just feels a lot more fake, and more forced.

I bought it basically as soon as it came out and have treasured it ever since. We mainly follow Arthur Denison who is a scientist who wants to know not only how everything works, but how he can improve society with his research.

Please edit the article to focus on discussing the work rather than merely reiterating the plot. They join the sauropod convoy, but are attacked by a pack of Tyrannosaurus and Allosaurusduring which Crabb tthe in his strutter and the head of the ceratopsian strutter is ripped off.

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Many of our old friends are here, from Bix and Nallab the librarian, to Brokenhorn and of course our two main characters. May 31, Tiffany Lynn Kramer rated it liked it.

My oldest is constantly asking me to read it again because it is so engrossing. Journey to Chandarawas published in October Old Tales from the North. 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 story was put behind Arthur’s.

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She is only willing to give it up if she is allowed to accompany Arthur in his expedition, a term that he reluctantly accepts. I think children would absolutely love this, but I consider myself an adult it’s up for debate I know and I had a great time. However, they are too late, as Crabb has arrived first and taken the ruby sunstone. Khan punishes Crabb by assigning him to be a chef for a band of Acrocanthosaurus Shaolin-monkswho ate their last chef after he failed to satisfy them.


The first book was an introduction, not just for the characters but for the reader as well. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. While the main characters are not really all that interesting except for Crabb but the detail of the setting is really amazing as we get maps of several cities and even a lot of detail about the mythology and the legends of Dinotopia.

With the “help” of Lee Crab and someone else Aurthur makes his way beneath the world and finds some amazing discovers. When Arthur Denison leads an expedition deep into the mysterious caverns of The World Beneath, they discover strange mechanical walking machines shaped like dinosaurs The best way to describe Dinotopia: There are so many of them, they are so elaborate, and they interact with the text in an unusual way.

The World Beneath, Dinotopia: I hate to think that he was simply doing it to appeal to a wider audience.

During the battle, Gideon manages to pull the ruby sunstone out of the flying machine’s power socket, causing it to crash and stopping the invasion of Dinotopia. During this chase, Arthur’s journal is lost to the ocean where it will be discovered by Philippine sailors and eventually make its way to the library where James Gurney discovers it. There’s computers in the dino robots. According to the map in the original Dinotopia, it is benearh least miles from the entrance Arthur’s group takes into the cave system to the section of the Rainy Basin where they emerge, and yet they appear to cover the distance in maybe a day or so and without any real supplies.

Rich illustrations, beautifully imagined world, swashbuckling adventure.