Dinotopia: First Flight

by James Gurney

Other authorsJames Gurney (Illustrator)
Hardcover, 1999

Status

Available

Local notes

Fic Gur

Collection

Genres

Publication

HarperCollins (1999), Edition: 1st, 60 pages

Description

In the third book of the Dinotopia series, Will Denison reads of the adventures of Gideon Altaire, "the first person ever to fly on the giant pterosaur known as a skybax."--p. [1].

Language

Original language

English

Original publication date

1999

Physical description

60 p.; 10.73 x 9.93 inches

ISBN

0060280077 / 9780060280079

Barcode

239

User reviews

LibraryThing member benuathanasia
Not as good as the other books, but it's a very interesting prequel.
LibraryThing member eheinlen
This book contained beautiful pictures and wonderful, engaging writing. I love the world of Dinotopia, so I very much enjoyed this book.
LibraryThing member jeremiah85
I really wanted to like this book more. I was enchanted by James Gurney's previous Dinotopia books but this book fails to live up to that standard. The art is excellent as usual, both colorful and detailed. The story is where this book falls flat, the plot is cliched and predictable. It loses the wonder of an exploration journal in its move to a more standard storytelling style and in so doing, I feel it just becomes a nicely illustrated boring story.

The plot expands on the Poseidian society of the ancient past that was introduced in The World Beneath and so if you would like to read more about how that society functioned this is a by the numbers story but is competently told, just don't expect anything groundbreaking.
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LibraryThing member themulhern
Interesting illustrations and extra material, but really poor story.

Pages

60

Rating

(32 ratings; 3.5)
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