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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It continues Arthur and Will Denison’s journey through their new life on Dinotopia as they meet new people and solidify their new way of life in the realm of Dinosaurs that walk alongside humans.

Showing of 55 beneth. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. He arrives only to find the island already under attack.

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At the end, the ruby sunstone is lost, a new romance is suggested between Arthur and Oriana, and Crabb is placed under guard by a pair of Stygimoloch. Dinotopia 1 – 10 of 16 books. This book didn’t quite live up to the fun and artistry of the first Dinotopia. Professor Denison and Will have been living on Dinotopia for several years, learning the marvels of this lost island continent where dinosaurs and humans have coexisted peacefully for centuries, cut off from the rest of the world.

See all 55 reviews. It’s still an amazing book to put on a shelf, and like I said The art in this book is incredible, almost mindblowing. Learn more about Amazon Prime. I always look at that for several minutes. Now, even if you accept that sunstones are essentially a limitless power source, it’s silly to think that these things could have been created without similar advancements anywhere else. I liked the first Dinotopia book so much, I decided to read the rest of the series.

Often, a dinosaur that senses it will die soon dinktopia make a pilgrimage to the bensath 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. This book is absolutely stunning.


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Right away we are welcomed back in with open arms as if we are old friends recently returned for a visit. Gurney’s ideas for the World Beneath were amazing, better than anything I could ever come up with, part archeological lost window to the past, part mysterious subterranean environment, one hundred percent fascinating scientific expedition.

In the second part of the Dinotopia series, we learn about a world underneath Dinotopia that was once full of life. Retrieved from ” https: There’s no consistency whatsoever.

Now I finally managed to read the second volume and look at the illustrations in it! This one beneathh a little too strange for my taste Dec 02, Adam rated it really liked it Shelves: I also really like the musician girl.

At times the story swings away to check in with Worldd as he flies decoy for a caravan through the Rainy Basin. The Basin is cut off from the rest of the island by a series of retractable bridges. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

As the part of the tablet cracked since it was first carved, the last portion of it had been missing, but was recovered in the TV mini-series Dinotopia. The art in this book is incredible, almost mindblowing.

Basal synapsids are present as well; at least one Lystrosaurus and one Edaphosaurus can be found in the city of Pooktook. Arthur and Will both set out on adventures, one for training, and the other to learn more about the caves underneath the cities. I could have done without the action movie elements, and I was a little sad that this one was not written as a journal.

Open Preview See a Problem? The dinosaurs, according to their own legends, have inhabited the island for millions of years, having sought shelter in the underground caverns during the climate changes that caused the extinction of dinosaurs elsewhere on the planet.


The Dinootopia Beneath is it’s like a Disneyland theme park ride in your head. Newer Post Older Post Home. Definitely a worthy addition to any library.

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Although this sequel begins to slip slightly into base a ‘The World Beneath’ is the sequel to James Gurney’s ‘Dinotopia’. I was still able to roll with this, but I had a harder time forgiving the interplay of words and pictures here, which lacked the nuance of the first book. It’s a simple adventure story that steals heavily from the Atlantis myth. The gentle pace of the first book and its themes of nature and sustainable living are traded in for lots of robot dinosaurs!?!!

About the Author Before writing and illustrating DinotopiaJames Gurney painted reconstructions of ancient civilizations for National Geographic magazine. In the fashion of authors such as Edgar Rice Burroughsthe first and fourth books are written as if they were Arthur’s journalswith Gurney going so far as to explain in the introductions how he happened to come across the old, waterlogged volumes.

It is the setting for the book series with which it shares its name. This book is written in third-person, which has no such advantages or shortcuts.

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When he returns, he is fascinated by the ancient relics found there and is convinced that they may be key in enabling him to leave or explore the island. The Dinotopia Digest series consists of sixteen young adult novels penned by several different authors.

Oct 23, Alec Longstreth rated it really liked it. Product details Age Range: And finally, distance makes no sense in this book.