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10 thoughts on “Dinotopia

  1. says:

    This fanciful retelling of The Land that Time Forgot would just be a passable if fun story if not for Gurney s rather lovely artwork His imagining of his new and strange world carries a depth and weight that, to be trite, truly transports you there but then, that s what he built his career on.A competent draughtsman who plied his imagining of ancient Egyptian rituals and architectural recreations in the pages of National Geographic, Gurney s style evokes the travelogue of a naturalist whi This fanciful retelling of The Land that Time Forgot would just be a passable if fun story if not for Gurney s rather lovely artwork His imagining of his new and strange world carries a depth and weight that, to be trite, truly transports you there but then, that s what he built his career on.A competent draughtsman who plied his imagining of ancient Egyptian rituals and architectural recreations in the pages of National Geographic, Gurney s style evokes the travelogue of a naturalist which is, happily enough, his story s frame , so that the sometimes indulgent fantasy or unremarkable characterization mostly comes off as an occasionally unlikely or overly likely world.This isn t to say that his art is always wh...


  2. says:

    Cuando yo era ni o that is, early nineties los dinosaurios estaban de nuevo de moda No es que fuera yo conquistado por ese amor incondicional que le tienen los ni os peque os a los grandes y extintos reptiles Era que literalmente los dinosaurios estaban en todas partes La paleontolog a estaba de moda, sal an fasc culos de DeAgostini que compraba sin falta cada domingo, hab a suplementos en los peri dicos y las jugueter as estaban repletas.El responsable de todo esto se llam , por supuesto, Cuando yo era ni o that is, early nineties los dinosaurios estaban de nuevo de moda No es que fue...


  3. says:

    A very exceptional book, in many ways Readers of this critique, please don t think that I m giving this book five stars simply because it was a childhood favorite and I openly admit to having loved this book since I was a child Dinotopia is the kind of book that is so easy laugh at at the mere description two travelers stumble on a hidden island where humans and dinosaurs live together Break out the grenades, cavewomen, and giant apes, right The reason Dinotopia deserves five stars is tha A very exceptional book, in many ways Readers of this critique, please don t think that I m giving this book five stars simply because it was a childhood favorite and I openly admit to having loved this book since I was a child Dinotopia is the kind of book that is so easy laugh at at the mere description two travelers stumble on a hidden island where humans and dinosaurs live together Break out the grenades, cavewomen, and giant apes, right The reason Dinotopia deserves five stars is that it rises above its seemingly silly premise to make a book that will entertain and inspire people of any age The beautiful paintings are colorful enough for young children, interesting enough for older children, and deep and rich enough...


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    Jeg ville have ELSKET den her bog i min dinosaur besatte barndom En af mine f rste historier skrevet af og om 10 rige Nanna hed P eventyr i kridttiden og handlede om en tidsrejseamulet Det var meningen at der skulle v re dinosaurer med Mange af dem Men jeg n ede kun at tegne forsiden med en Triceratops og de tre hovedpersoner f r jeg gik d d p f rste side.Har l st DINOTOPIA h jt for min syv rige dino fan herhjemme Sproget er lidt gammeldags, og der er ikke rigtig noget plot men hol Jeg ville have ELSKET den her bog i min dinosaur besatte barndom En af mine f rste historier skrevet af og om 10 rige...


  5. says:

    One the most beautiful, creative books I ve read in a while It s one of those stories that really brings me back to the simplicity and honesty of the natural world The most memorable part for me besides the absolutely gorgeous illustrations about their conception of timeYou of the west, Malik said, think of time moving in a straight line, from past to present to future Your eastern brothers regard time as a circle, returning endlessly in a cycle of decay and rebirth Both ideas have a One the most beautiful, creative books I ve read in a while It s one of those stories that really brings me back to the simplicity and honesty of the natural world The most memorable part for me besides the absolutely gorgeous illustrations about their conception of timeYou of the west, Malik said, think of time moving in a straight line, from past to present to future Your eastern brothers regard time as a circle, returning endlessly in a cycle of decay and rebirth Both ideas have a dimension of truth If you were to combine geometrically the movement of the circle with the line, what would you have He snapped his mouth shut and peered at me with an uncanny resemblance to my old schoolmaster The spiral I ventured Yes, yes Or the helix They are our models of the passage of time, ...


  6. says:

    I don t normally review children s book, but I was recently reminded of this story that I read with my dad growing up This is a MUST READ for all kids and particularly fans of dinosaurs as far as I m concerned The art in this book is reason alone to pick it up or any in the series The pictures were mesmerizing growing up and I remember often just staring through it The story is also wonderful and a great compliment What makes this book particularly good, however, is that the story goes I don t normally review children s book, but I was recently reminded of this story that I read with my dad growing up This is a MUST READ for all kids and particul...


  7. says:

    This is one of my favorite books to read and I love that I get to share it with my daughter I remember going to to the library as a young child and always taking out this book or patiently waiting for someone to return it so that I could take it out The story is about Will and his father after this get into a ship wreck and land on an unknown island that they find out is filled with dinosaurs living with people in harmony It s their journey of getting to know the people, dinosaurs and their c This is one of my favorite books to read and I love that I get to share it with my daughter I re...


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    This book is, in a word, extraordinary The artwork is sublime in its beauty conjuring images of a land lost to time yet not so lost as to be forgotten That is, it feels like the place could actually exist in our world Also, Gurney s talent for historical illustration is evident in all of the paintings herein the Dinosaur Abu Simbel is breathtaking In terms of story, it is a great homage to Jules Verne s work and a moving tale of discovery in its own right I will DEFINITELY be reading the s This book is, in a word, extraordinary The artwork is sublime in its beauty conjuring images of a land lost to time yet not so lost as to be forgotten That is, it feels like the place could actually exist in our world Also, Gurney s talent for historical illustration is evident in all of the paintin...


  9. says:

    I remember being a kid, looking at this in my local library I was too young to read it, but would stare at the pictures, entranced, imagining what the story was This weekend, I came across a copy in a u...


  10. says:

    I adored this illustrated story as a child Rereading it as an adult confirmed the enduring magnificence of the illustrations and also the story s powerful evocation of wonder Gurney is far from a Darwinian ideologue Much of the narrative seems to hint at a desire for a sort of Jeffersonian and Edenic world in which violence is eradicated and the pristinity of the natural world is retained even as a high civilization develops within it And the obvious addition of dinosaurs makes this attracti I adored this ill...


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Dinotopia In The Year 1860, Biologist And Explorer Arthur Denison And His Son, Will, Set Out On A Sea Voyage Of Discovery And Adventure When A Powerful Typhoon Wrecks The Ship In Uncharted Waters, Arthur And Will Are The Sole Survivors Washed Ashore On A Strange Island Called Dinotopia, They Are Amazed To Find A Breathtaking World Where Cities Are Built On Waterfalls, People Have Found New Ways To Fly, And Humans And Dinosaurs Live Together In Harmony With New Discoveries At Every Turn, Arthur And Will Embark Upon Their Own Separate Journeys To Unearth The Mysteries Of Dinotopia.