A classic lost world of high adventure and discovery, philosophy and humor, Dinotopia is more than a book--it's a state of mind: a world where humans and an ancient race of dinosaurs have lived for centuries in amicable interdependence. This world is discovered by a scientist and his young son, who find themselves shipwrecked in this strange and ...Read MoreA classic lost world of high adventure and discovery, philosophy and humor, Dinotopia is more than a book--it's a state of mind: a world where humans and an ancient race of dinosaurs have lived for centuries in amicable interdependence. This world is discovered by a scientist and his young son, who find themselves shipwrecked in this strange and wonderful land. 160 full-color illustrations.Read Less
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A good storyteller, superb illustrations, my little kid had a wonderfull time identifying dinosaurs roles like the oviraptor's that in this alternate world are the keepers of the Dino eggs!!!, wonderful read. I recommend it!!
Apr 7, 2007
Marvelous for young and old.
I have read this book several times to my son. Not only is the story intriguing, the art work is spellbinding. Now we talk, all the time, about visiting Dinotopia! Until someone is able to get off the island, and reveal it's location, we will have to visit through the pages of Mr. Gurney's book. Although the story is truely unique, there is sly references to some of history's great literature and mysteries of the earth. It will certianly give you reason to ponder, if you catch what's between the lines. The reading may be somewhat advanced for young children. But they will hang on every word, when it's read to them.
Publishers Weekly, 1992-08-10 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 Verne-like tale of Dinotopia, a land where dinosaurs and humans coexist. The scientist and his son travel around it, and the son grows up and falls in love. This unimaginative narrative exists mainly as a framework for the copious illustrations, which show breathtakingly exotic but impossible sights, such as a canyon city of people and flying dinosaurs, as well as amusing sketches of domestic scenes. The result is an enjoyable pastiche, full of visual references to cultures from Oz to Thailand and flavored with a Robert Fulghum-inspired philosophy: ``Observe, listen, and learn. Do one thing at a time'' (from the Code of Dinotopia). Though too superficial for the serious fantasy reader, this volume is great fun to browse through, and should find its way on to many coffee tables. 400,000 first printing; BOMC featured alternate; QPB selection; author tour. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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