Dinotopia, A Land Apart from Time: 20th Anniversary Edition (Calla Editions)
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From the Publisher
JAMES GURNEY’S DINOTOPIA!
Imagine… an isolated island inhabited by shipwrecked humans and dinosaurs who have learned to coexist peacefully as a single symbiotic society. The creation of writer/illustrator James Gurney, the fantastical journey that is Dinotopia began as an illustrated children’s book called Dinotopia: A Land Apart from Time (1992). Its cross-over success to both children and adults led James Gurney to write and illustrate three more books called Dinotopia: The World Beneath (1995), Dinotopia: First Flight (1999) and Dinotopia: Journey to Chandara (2007). The plot of the main Dinotopia books concerns Arthur Denison and his son, Will, and the various people they meet in their travels in Dinotopia. Beginning in 2012, Dover Publications proudly began reissuing 20th anniversary deluxe hardcover editions of the first 3 landmark books, as well as the 4th book, reissued 10 years after its initial 2007 release.
About The Author
Before writing and illustrating Dinotopia, James Gurney painted reconstructions of ancient civilizations for National Geographic magazine. He has illustrated seventeen stamps for the U.S. Postal Service, including The World of Dinosaurs. His Dinotopia artwork has won the Hugo, Chesley, Spectrum, and World Fantasy Awards and has been exhibited at the Smithsonian Institution, the Norman Rockwell Museum, and the Delaware Art Museum. His most recent books, Imaginative Realism: How to Paint What Doesn’t Exist (2009) and Color and Light: A Guide for the Realist Painter (2010), are based on his daily blog, gurneyjourney.blogspot.com. The weblog is for illustrators, plein-air painters, sketchers, comic artists, animators, art students, and writers. You’ll find practical studio tips, insights into the making of the Dinotopia books, and first-hand reports from art schools and museums.
More About The Books
Dinotopia: A Land Apart From Time
Digitally re-rendered from the original transparencies, this 20th anniversary deluxe hardcover edition takes the bestselling tale of mystical humans and intelligent dinosaurs to a new generation. 192 pp.
Includes a new Afterword by Gurney as well as a special section of behind-the-scenes studies. (1606600222)
Dinotopia: The World Beneath
This deluxe hardcover edition of the sequel to A Land Apart From Time recounts the adventures of a band of human and dinosaur explorers. 192 pp.
More than 160 full-color illustrations plus new hand-illustrated calligraphy, Foreword, plus behind-the-scenes studies. (1606600338)
Dinotopia: First Flight
Gurney takes us back to Dinotopia’s ancient past, where the empire of Poseidos is about to capture the peaceful dinosaurs by using robotic technology.112 pp.
This expanded deluxe hardcover anniversary edition features a wealth of all-new material by the author. (1606600575)
Dinotopia: Journey To Chandara
Professor Denison and Bix, his dinosaur companion, are ready to set off on a perilous journey to the forbidden empire of Chandara. Brimming with magnificent full-color illustrations, this lavish deluxe hardcover edition will enchant readers of all ages. 192 pp.
Includes a new, behind-the-scenes featurette. (1606601008)
Publisher:Calla Editions; 20th Anniversary edition (November 17, 2011)
Reading age:9 – 12 years
Item Weight:2.76 pounds
Dimensions:10.37 x 0.44 x 9.63 inches