Dinotopia Journey to Chandara

James Gurney, 1958-

Book - 2007

After many years of searching, artist James Gurney has discovered a never-before-seen journal by the nineteenth-century explorer Arthur Denison in a used bookstore. Denison's previous travel accounts, published as Dinotopia: a land apart from time and Dinotopia: the world beneath, introduced a lost island where dinosaurs and humans live together in peaceful interdependence. Now Professor Denison and his saurian companion, Bix, set out on a perilous journey to the long-forgotten empire of Chandara. The legendary capital of Dinotopia's east, Chandara has long been shrouded in mystery and was closed off in recent times from western traders and travelers. Several times in its nearly 6,000-year history, waves of invading saurians have ...tried to plunder the Chandara riches, but each group has been converted and absorbed by the magic of the city. The city borders the Zhengtao River. Concentric canals and broad avenues radiate like spokes around the central hub of the Imperial Palace. In this remote and lofty height lives the beloved and elusive emperor Hugo Khan.

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Kansas City, Mo. : Andrews McMeel Publishing 2007.
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James Gurney, 1958- (-)
Physical Description
157 p. : col. ill., maps, music ; 25 x 27 cm
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Review by Publisher's Weekly Review

Dino fans will want to sink their teeth into these titles. Arthur Denison and his saurian companion, Bix, first introduced in the bestselling Dinotopia: A Land Apart from Time, are back in James Gurney's Dinotopia: Journey to Chandara. As the duo makes their way toward the forbidden city of Chandara, Gurney's vivid and exquisitely detailed illustrations will likely enchant readers once more. (Andrews McMeel, $19.95 160p all ages ISBN 9780-7407-6431-8; Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

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Review by Horn Book Review

In the latest Dinotopia installment, Professor Denison and Saurian Bix venture eastward to Chandara, exploring Dinotopia along the way. Creative settings and unusual creatures may hook some readers, but the story often halts in favor of description and much of the narration reads like summary. Lifelike illustrations and diagrams and are the book's greatest strength. (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. All rights reserved.

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