Dinotopia: The World Beneath Book Summary and Study Guide

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Arthur Denison wants to bring a Golden Age to Dinotopia, which he sees as involving technology. He creates a Dragoncopter that is destroyed shortly after its first flight. He decides he wants to journey to the World Beneath in order to see the artifacts and technology there. He goes on his journey with Oriana Nascava and Lee Crabb. They find amazing things, including dinosaur-shaped robots. Unfortunately, Lee Crabb's greed leads him to steal a treasure guarded by the carnivorous dinosaurs, and they try to stop him. Oriana and Arthur help them, and Crabb is stopped before he can leave the island. Arthur discovers unsettling things about the technology from the World Beneath and begins to wonder how golden his Golden Age really would be.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 10%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 10%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 40% Tone of book    -   very upbeat FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy story on current Earth Tech./$$$/Info hunt    -   Yes Stealing/recovering/destroying    -   info about lifeform(s)/society/phenomena Adversaries are…    -   dinosaurs Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Kid's book (ages 7-14) GIANT monster(s)    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   scientist Age:    -   20's-30's


Terrain    -   Water    -   Forests Earth setting:    -   19th century Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death

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