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James Gurney
James Gurney is the author and illustrator of the New York Times bestselling Dinotopia book series. He designed the World of Dinosaurs stamps for the U.S. Postal Service and has worked on over a dozen assignments for National Geographic magazine, painting reconstructions of Moche, Kushite, and... show more

James Gurney is the author and illustrator of the New York Times bestselling Dinotopia book series. He designed the World of Dinosaurs stamps for the U.S. Postal Service and has worked on over a dozen assignments for National Geographic magazine, painting reconstructions of Moche, Kushite, and Etruscan civilizations. He has won the Hugo, Chesley, Spectrum, and World Fantasy Awards. Solo exhibitions of his artwork have been presented at the Smithsonian Institution, the Norman Rockwell Museum, and currently at the Lyman Allyn Museum of Art. He has recently been named a "Grand Master" by Spectrum Fantastic Arts and a "Living Master" by the Art Renewal Center. His most recent book, Color and Light: A Guide for the Realist Painter, was Amazon's #1 bestselling book on painting for over 100 weeks and is based on his daily blog gurneyjourney.blogspot.com. For more information, visit www.dinotopia.com or www.jamesgurney.com.
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Birth date: June 14, 1958
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Reading Rainstorm
Reading Rainstorm rated it 9 years ago
Earlier this year, after moving into my new place, I dug up some of the boxes in my parent’s basement to consolidate and prune my collections. Of course, digging up some childhood favorites, I had to pause to flip through them again, reminding me of days past when there was plenty of time to read, w...
Degrees of Affection
Degrees of Affection rated it 12 years ago
*5+ Stars**The Gush* As I stated in my review of the first book in this series, this was one of the major series of my childhood. I read the first book a dozen times over...and then the sequel was published. I bought it basically as soon as it came out and have treasured it ever since. I was so exci...
Degrees of Affection
Degrees of Affection rated it 12 years ago
*5 + infinity Stars**The Gush* I can't state enough how much I love this book. This book and the sequel were some of the few books I ever bought for myself during my childhood that weren't either at Walmart or at a used bookstore (if the book is in perfect condition, isn't it always better to get mo...
Ceridwen
Ceridwen rated it 13 years ago
I didn't know it at the time, but pretty much I had kids so I could go through the dinosaur phase with them. Again. I love dinosaurs. We have a membership at the local science museum mostly so that I can go and stare at the bones and imagine their munching grandeur. I mean, yeah, the kids like the g...
shadrachanki
shadrachanki rated it 14 years ago
Dinotopia has been one of my favorite books since I first discovered it back in elementary school. The illustrations are fantastical and delicious, and just the thought of a mysterious journal chronicling a lost and forgotten island where dinosaurs and humans live together...well, it was magical.I s...
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