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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Plus, there are more sequels available.

Gurney Journey: Dinotopia World Beneath, Episode 10

Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Bix explains a bit of the history but he finds out there is more to everything because of their potential. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

wirld About the Author Before writing and illustrating DinotopiaJames Gurney painted reconstructions of ancient civilizations for National Geographic magazine. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Another huge suspension of disbelief problem is that the book jumps the shark on the technology and world-building front.

I loved the underground setting, and the sauropod village, both were very creative and nicely detailed. The sequel has similar elements to the first such as fake biological notes, feigned historical research, and labelled specimen drawings. Gurney’s assignments for National Geographic required him to work with archaeologists to envision and paint ancient cities that no one alive today has ever seen. The basin is divided by packs of predators, one dinotopja by Giganotosaurs, the other ruled by Tyrannosaurs.


Pterosaurs are also common, especially the Quetzalcoatlus skybaxwhich serve as steeds for the skybax messenger riders. The World Beneath was almost even better than the first Dinotopia in my opinion. I would love to get some of his work on my wall. Most of the book is their story with the wonders, dangers, and history they uncover.


I hate to think that he was simply doing it to appeal to a wider audience. The art in this book is incredible, almost mindblowing. I read the first book a dozen times over This is not the first book, it doesn’t have to be.

We see both the familiar and the new, as any good visit to a previous spot should have and we met new friends as well as old, again as it should be.

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Soon after that, they make their way to the capital city of Chandara. In the world of Dinotopia, the Code of Dinotopia is an ancient stone tablet citing the rules of living in Dinotopia.

Lists with This Book. There is also a traditionally animated movie called Dinotopia: The World Beneath is it’s like a Disneyland theme park ride in your head.

We in essence traveled the land with the Denisons and discovered the fascinating land along side them. So ever since then, they have held a special place in my heart.

These are also set in the Dinotopia universe, but do not tie in directly with the main series. However, it performs excellently with the space it has, and this very slight complaint is more than made up for by the strong standard that the illustrator keeps up in his works.

October Learn how and when to remove this template message. Really, this probably deserves 2. Other books in the series.

World Beneath

Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Students and teachers can also quote images or dinotopis for their non-commercial school activity. Dinosaurs are not the only prehistoric creatures on dimotopia island. For other uses, see Dinotopia disambiguation. They stop by the ruins of Ebulon, where Arthur finds Sinotopia and Sylvia preparing for an air-jousting tournament. Nobody has really been down there since, as much cultural and religious mystery surrounds the place.


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.

The first sequel, Dinotopia: Well worth checking this one out too.

Upon the hidden island of Dinotopia, humans and dinosaurs live and work together in harmony with one another and with the Earth itself. While some are more developed than others because of the way the story develops, all are given their time in the sun, not to mention under the artist’s brush. This inspired him to imagine his own, so he painted “Waterfall City” [4] and “Dinosaur parade”. All the art is beautifully printed, and the story remains excellent. Xinotopia Great Desert is a desert in the east that stretches from Chandara to Pteros.

Dinotopia Lost and The Hand of Dinotopia. My only real judgement of the book is that at times the text seems to hang on the illustrations, whereas the first Dinotopia book seemed more balanced. I think aorld shift from first person diary in the first book to third person POV here hurt it a little.

Finally, I just don’t really like the whole ancient tech angle that developed in this book. But the art is so good that it brings it up the extra bit; it really conjures a world that you just want to step into.