Series: Dinotopia Series, #1
In the lush fantastical world of Dinotopia, dinosaurs and humans live harmoniously in a unique society with a culture, philosophy, and written language all its own. A storm at sea washes a young pickpocket and a surgeon's son overboard and they land in Dinotopia, where they learn the real meaning of courage and friendship.
From the Publisher
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.
Written in a 19th century style, if not language. About 13 and 15 year old boys.
This is one of a series so if you're looking for the next one to read, this might be it. I like the series generally and I find that books that are well written don't land in some pigeonhole that only boys or only girls will like them. This one would be fine for either.