Windchaser

Windchaser

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by Scott Ciencin, John Vornholt
     
 

A storm at sea washes a young pickpocket, Hugh, and a surgeon's son, Raymond, overboard. Landing on the strange island world of Dinotopia, Raymond and Hugh learn the meaning of real courage and true friendship, with the help of a reclusive Skybax named Windchaser.  See more details below

Overview

A storm at sea washes a young pickpocket, Hugh, and a surgeon's son, Raymond, overboard. Landing on the strange island world of Dinotopia, Raymond and Hugh learn the meaning of real courage and true friendship, with the help of a reclusive Skybax named Windchaser.

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 5-7-Set in the 1860s, this novel is an unsuccessful sequel to James Gurney's Dinotopia (Turner, 1992). Raymond, 13, and Hugh, a young street thief, are shipwrecked on Dinotopia Island, where humans and dinosaurs live in idyllic harmony. Raymond adjusts quickly, but Hugh's hard life has not prepared him for this peaceful communal existence. His feelings of inadequacy are echoed in Windchaser, a reclusive dinosaur, and he resolves to communicate with the outcast creature. The story is episodic and choppy. Characters are introduced and disappear, sometimes within a single page, distracting attention from the main story line. Dialogue is equally inconsistent. Hugh's London street dialect comes and goes at random and Raymond often slips into unnaturally formal speech. The clich-filled writing and intrusive philosophizing also contribute to the lack of continuity. Dinotopia lacks the logical foundation necessary for a fully realized imagined world. Brian Jacques's ``Redwall'' series (Philomel) provides readers with more believable, better defined animal fantasy.-Elaine E. Knight, Lincoln Elementary Schools, IL

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679869818
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
05/28/1995
Series:
Dinotopia Series, #1
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.12(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.42(d)
Lexile:
660L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

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Windchaser 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Another excellant book from the Dinotopia series. A nice begining and the end wraps it up excellently but still leaves you wanting more.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm not into dinos, but this book was really great! It's all about two boys and the new lives they begin to live when they end up on a secret island called Dinotopia, where dinosaurs never became extinct. The plot was just excellent, the characters creative, this book was just something I couldn't put down! It's doesn't ramble on about 'millions of years ago' as most dino books do, but instead concetrated on the friendships Hugh and Raymond make with some unusual characters. Please read it!