James Gurney has published three “journals” of the Victorian explorer Arthur Denison’s travels in the land of Dinotopia. In Denison’s third adventure, he and his friend Bix, a talking dinosaur, set out to visit the eastern city of Chandara, long closed to visitors. Their journey takes them through swamps, deserts, and mountains; through exotic cities—some bearing resemblances to places such as Egypt and Tibet—and some utterly fanciful settlements.
His books contain travel entries, cutaways of fantastic and more prosaic structures, and always gorgeous paintings of dinosaurs, both real and imaginary.
This is a great book to read together. Since the captions are in a script typeface, a reluctant reader may need your help reading them.
The story doesn’t have a lot of “pull” to it; it’s the artwork that makes this book exciting.
Reading Level: 8.9, range 7.0-10.2.
Also good for reluctant readers because of wonderful pictures.
Of interest to boys and girls.
This review has been acquired and adapted from CleanTeenReads.com.
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