Learning to read? We use scrolls instead of books. Dinosaurs don't like to fumble with turning pages.Nallab

Nallab was the assistant of Enit, the Chief Librarian of Waterfall City.[3] Nallab escorted Arthur Denison around the city on his first visit, introducing Arthur to many Dinotopian wonders such as the Code of Dinotopia and Arctium longevus.  Arthur was surprised to learn that Nallab was 127 years old at the time of their meeting.[4]


Enit and Nallab backwards spell "Ballantine" in homage to James Gurney's friendship with the founder of Ballantine Books co-founder Ian Ballantine. Nallab was drawn to look like the late Ian Ballantine, and he used that image on one of his many business card designs.


  1. Dinotopia: A Land Apart from Time
  2. Dinotopia: Journey to Chandara
  3. Dinotopia: A Land Apart from Time, p. 73
  4. Dinotopia: A Land Apart from Time, p. 77