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http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/The_Fantastic_Flying_Journey.jpg ''The Fantastic Flying Journey'' is a children's book by Gerald Durrell, illustrated by Graham Percy. It tells the story of the Dollybutt children, Emma, Conrad and Ivan, and their adventures around the world in their Great-Uncle Lancelot's balloon, the Belladonna, as they search for their missing Great-Uncle Perceval, who vanished two years before while studying gorillas in Africa. Along the way, the children and Lancelot talk to the various animals they meet with the aid of a mysterious grey powder, an invention of Perceval's which enables them to communicate with animals. There is also a sequel, ''The Fantastic Dinosaur Adventure'', in which Lancelot and the children travel back to the time of the dinosaurs in pursuit of the evil Sir Jasper Collywobble. ---- !!This series provides examples of: * AnimalStereotypes: Some are PlayedStraight, some are {{Averted}} and some are {{Deconstructed}}. * AuthorAvatar: Great-Uncle Lancelot's appearance and mannerism resembles Gerald Durrell a lot. In the Hungarian translation he's even renamed Great-Uncle ''Gerry''. * BambooTechnology: The Belladonna runs entirely on this, and is even ''made of'' bamboo. * BewareTheNiceOnes: The ''Scolosaurus'' in ''The Fantastic Dinosaur Adventure'' * CarnivoreConfusion: Mostly averted in the first book, where many of the carnivores (e.g. Killer Whale, Polar Bear and Boa Constrictor) are acknowledged to be carnivores, but are very friendly with the main characters. Played entirely straight in the second book, where all carnivores (''Coelophysis'', ''Tanystropheus'', ''Allosaurus'' and ''TyrannosaurusRex'') are trying to eat the main human cast. * TheDragon: Throttlethumbs in ''The Fantastic Dinosaur Adventure''. * EgomaniacHunter: Sir Jasper Collywobble. He goes back in time for the greatest trophies. * EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs: The reason why the sequel focuses entirely on them. * GentleGiant: So many examples. Gorilla, Elephant, Blue Whale, Killer Whale, Polar Bear, Bison and Boa Constrictor in ''The Fantastic Flying Journey''; ''Plateosaurus'', ''Diplodocus'' and ''Scolosaurus'' in ''The Fantastic Dinosaur Adventure''. * GreenAesop: It's a Gerald Durrell book after all. * StockDinosaurs: Played straight with ''TyrannosaurusRex'', ''Allosaurus'', ''Diplodocus'', ''Triceratops'' and ''Plateosaurus''. Averted by most of the Triassic fauna, such as ''Coelophysis'', ''Tanystropheus'' (although, as mentioned above, it is not a dinosaur) or ''Phytosaurus'', and using ''Scolosaurus'' (which is a synonym for ''Euoplocephalus'') instead of ''Ankylosaurus''. * TimeMachine: In the sequel. * TranslatorMicrobes ----
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http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/The_Fantastic_Flying_Journey.jpg ''The Fantastic Flying Journey'' is a children's book by Gerald Durrell, illustrated by Graham Percy. It tells the story of the Dollybutt children, Emma, Conrad and Ivan, and their adventures around the world in their Great-Uncle Lancelot's balloon, the Belladonna, as they search for their missing Great-Uncle Perceval, who vanished two years before while studying gorillas in Africa. Along the way, the children and Lancelot talk to the various animals they meet with the aid of a mysterious grey powder, an invention of Perceval's which enables them to communicate with animals. There is also a sequel, ''The Fantastic Dinosaur Adventure'', in which Lancelot and the children travel back to the time of the dinosaurs in pursuit of the evil Sir Jasper Collywobble. ---- !!This series provides examples of: * AnimalStereotypes: Some are PlayedStraight, some are {{Averted}} and some are {{Deconstructed}}. * AuthorAvatar: Great-Uncle Lancelot's appearance and mannerism resembles Gerald Durrell a lot. In the Hungarian translation he's even renamed Great-Uncle ''Gerry''. * BambooTechnology: The Belladonna runs entirely on this, and is even ''made of'' bamboo. * BewareTheNiceOnes: The ''Scolosaurus'' in ''The Fantastic Dinosaur Adventure'' * CarnivoreConfusion: Mostly averted in the first book, where many of the carnivores (e.g. Killer Whale, Polar Bear and Boa Constrictor) are acknowledged to be carnivores, but are very friendly with the main characters. Played entirely straight in the second book, where all carnivores (''Coelophysis'', ''Tanystropheus'', ''Allosaurus'' and ''TyrannosaurusRex'') are trying to eat the main human cast. * TheDragon: Throttlethumbs in ''The Fantastic Dinosaur Adventure''. * EgomaniacHunter: Sir Jasper Collywobble. He goes back in time for the greatest trophies. * EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs: The reason why the sequel focuses entirely on them. * GentleGiant: So many examples. Gorilla, Elephant, Blue Whale, Killer Whale, Polar Bear, Bison and Boa Constrictor in ''The Fantastic Flying Journey''; ''Plateosaurus'', ''Diplodocus'' and ''Scolosaurus'' in ''The Fantastic Dinosaur Adventure''. * GreenAesop: It's a Gerald Durrell book after all. * StockDinosaurs: Played straight with ''TyrannosaurusRex'', ''Allosaurus'', ''Diplodocus'', ''Triceratops'' and ''Plateosaurus''. Averted by most of the Triassic fauna, such as ''Coelophysis'', ''Tanystropheus'' (although, as mentioned above, it is not a dinosaur) or ''Phytosaurus'', and using ''Scolosaurus'' (which is a synonym for ''Euoplocephalus'') instead of ''Ankylosaurus''. * TimeMachine: In the sequel. * TranslatorMicrobes ----[[redirect:Literature/TheFantasticFlyingJourney]]
18th Jan '13 11:36:18 AM Snicka
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italics for latin names
* StockDinosaurs: Played straight with ''TyrannosaurusRex'', ''Allosaurus'', Diplodocus, Triceratops and Plateosaurus. Averted by most of the Triassic fauna, such as ''Coelophysis'', ''Tanystropheus'' (although, as mentioned above, it is not a dinosaur) or ''Phytosaurus'', and using ''Scolosaurus'' (which is a synonym for ''Euoplocephalus'') instead of ''Ankylosaurus''.
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* StockDinosaurs: Played straight with ''TyrannosaurusRex'', ''Allosaurus'', Diplodocus, Triceratops ''Diplodocus'', ''Triceratops'' and Plateosaurus.''Plateosaurus''. Averted by most of the Triassic fauna, such as ''Coelophysis'', ''Tanystropheus'' (although, as mentioned above, it is not a dinosaur) or ''Phytosaurus'', and using ''Scolosaurus'' (which is a synonym for ''Euoplocephalus'') instead of ''Ankylosaurus''.
3rd Sep '12 10:25:38 PM mlsmithca
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Removing wick to Did Not Do The Research per rename at TRS.
* DidNotDoTheResearch: ''Tanystropheus'' is [[SomewhereAPaleontologistIsCrying not a dinosaur]], and was nowhere as big as in the book. Also, the ''Triceratops'' looks more like a ''Styracosaurus'' on the illustrations.
29th Aug '12 8:26:05 PM ArcadesSabboth
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italics for more genus names
* BewareTheNiceOnes: The Scolosaurus in ''The Fantastic Dinosaur Adventure'' * CarnivoreConfusion: Mostly averted in the first book, where many of the carnivores (e.g. Killer Whale, Polar Bear and Boa Constrictor) are acknowledged to be carnivores, but are very friendly with the main characters. Played entirely straight in the second book, where all carnivores (Coelophysis, Tanystropheus, Allosaurus and TyrannosaurusRex) are trying to eat the main human cast. * DidNotDoTheResearch: Tanystropheus is [[SomewhereAPaleontologistIsCrying not a dinosaur]], and was nowhere as big as in the book. Also, the Triceratops looks more like a Styracosaurus on the illustrations.
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* BewareTheNiceOnes: The Scolosaurus ''Scolosaurus'' in ''The Fantastic Dinosaur Adventure'' * CarnivoreConfusion: Mostly averted in the first book, where many of the carnivores (e.g. Killer Whale, Polar Bear and Boa Constrictor) are acknowledged to be carnivores, but are very friendly with the main characters. Played entirely straight in the second book, where all carnivores (Coelophysis, Tanystropheus, Allosaurus (''Coelophysis'', ''Tanystropheus'', ''Allosaurus'' and TyrannosaurusRex) ''TyrannosaurusRex'') are trying to eat the main human cast. * DidNotDoTheResearch: Tanystropheus ''Tanystropheus'' is [[SomewhereAPaleontologistIsCrying not a dinosaur]], and was nowhere as big as in the book. Also, the Triceratops ''Triceratops'' looks more like a Styracosaurus ''Styracosaurus'' on the illustrations.

* GentleGiant: So many examples. Gorilla, Elephant, Blue Whale, Killer Whale, Polar Bear, Bison and Boa Constrictor in ''The Fantastic Flying Journey''; Plateosaurus, Diplodocus and Scolosaurus in ''The Fantastic Dinosaur Adventure''.
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* GentleGiant: So many examples. Gorilla, Elephant, Blue Whale, Killer Whale, Polar Bear, Bison and Boa Constrictor in ''The Fantastic Flying Journey''; Plateosaurus, Diplodocus ''Plateosaurus'', ''Diplodocus'' and Scolosaurus ''Scolosaurus'' in ''The Fantastic Dinosaur Adventure''.
29th Aug '12 8:25:05 PM ArcadesSabboth
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This was just a regular aversion. Please don't list aversions. Deleting useless/retired markup.
* ReptilesAreAbhorrent: Completely averted with Boa Constrictor. Played straight earlier in the book with the Spitting Cobra. * StockDinosaurs: Played straight with TyrannosaurusRex, Allosaurus, Diplodocus, Triceratops and Plateosaurus. Averted by most of the Triassic fauna, such as Coelophysis, Tanystropheus (although, as mentioned above, it is not a dinosaur) or Phytosaurus, and using Scolosaurus (which is a synonym for Euoplocephalus) instead of Ankylosaurus.
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* ReptilesAreAbhorrent: Completely averted with Boa Constrictor. Played straight earlier in the book with the Spitting Cobra. * StockDinosaurs: Played straight with TyrannosaurusRex, Allosaurus, ''TyrannosaurusRex'', ''Allosaurus'', Diplodocus, Triceratops and Plateosaurus. Averted by most of the Triassic fauna, such as Coelophysis, Tanystropheus ''Coelophysis'', ''Tanystropheus'' (although, as mentioned above, it is not a dinosaur) or Phytosaurus, ''Phytosaurus'', and using Scolosaurus ''Scolosaurus'' (which is a synonym for Euoplocephalus) ''Euoplocephalus'') instead of Ankylosaurus.''Ankylosaurus''.

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7th Jul '12 9:33:58 AM Snicka
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* AnimalStereotypes: Some are PlayedStraight, some are {{Averted}} and some are {{Deconstructed}}.
7th Jun '12 10:33:51 AM Snicka
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* EgomaniacHunter: Sir Jasper Collywobble.
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* EgomaniacHunter: Sir Jasper Collywobble. He goes back in time for the greatest trophies.
7th Jun '12 10:32:14 AM Snicka
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* EgomaniacHunter: Sir Jasper Collywobble.

* EvilPoacher: Sir Jasper Collywobble.
10th Dec '11 3:55:02 AM Snicka
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* TimeMachine: In the sequel.
11th Nov '11 2:46:38 AM Snicka
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* StockDinosaurs: Played straight with TyrannosaurusRex, Allosaurus, Diplodocus. Averted by adding such non-stocks as Coelophysis, Tanystropheus (although, as mentioned above, it is not a dinosaur) and Scolosaurus.
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* ReptilesAreAbhorrent: Completely averted with Boa Constrictor. Played straight earlier in the book with the Spitting Cobra. * StockDinosaurs: Played straight with TyrannosaurusRex, Allosaurus, Diplodocus. Diplodocus, Triceratops and Plateosaurus. Averted by adding most of the Triassic fauna, such non-stocks as Coelophysis, Tanystropheus (although, as mentioned above, it is not a dinosaur) or Phytosaurus, and Scolosaurus.using Scolosaurus (which is a synonym for Euoplocephalus) instead of Ankylosaurus.
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