Encyclopedia Mythologica by Matthew Reinhart
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In a breathtaking grand finale, the world’s mythical pop-up masters unleash monsters and dragons that have prowled countrysides and imaginations for centuries.

Lurking behind this intriguing cover, a Kraken grapples with a ship on the high seas; dragons from Eastern and Western traditions spring to life; and a Medusa, snake-hair twisting and hissing, turns the reader to stone. Deeper inside, an ancient, decrepit vampire rises from his coffin; a lycanthrope is caught in the light of the full moon and transforms; and Bigfoot hides behind a tree, ducking his human pursuer. Master paper engineers Matthew Reinhart and Robert Sabuda unfold the legends and lore of cultures around the world to reveal these stunning creatures and many more. Pop-up fans and fantasy lovers will be equally enthralled by the dynamic creatures depicted in this astonishing volume, the climax of the Encyclopedia Mythologica trilogy.
 

About Matthew Reinhart

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Matthew Reinhart is the co-creator of the Encyclopedia Prehistorica and Encyclopedia Mythologica series. He has also created many other award-winning pop-up books, including Mommy? by Maurice Sendak and Arthur Yorinks and Star Wars: A Pop-Up Guide to the Galaxy. He lives in New York City.Robert Sabuda is the co-creator of the Encyclopedia Prehistorica and Encyclopedia Mythologica books. He is also the creator of many other best-selling pop-up books, including America the Beautiful, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. He lives in New York City.
 
Published April 12, 2011 by Candlewick. 12 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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Captioned by brief comments and snappy headers (“Smackdown: Dinosaur style”), the 35 or so pop-ups are arranged in small folded-down folios around a large central figure on each spread;

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In this third and final gallery of prehistoric creatures (the authors have announced that they’ll be delving into mythology next), the “titanic pterosaur” quetzalcoatlus unfolds huge wings, saber-toothed smilodon lazily stretches out massively clawed paws, a glowering mastodon lunges headfirst to...

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The first in a companion series to the duo’s immensely popular Encyclopedia Prehistorica has a familiar feel to it: Roughly thematic page openings feature one spectacular pop-up surrounded by smaller folios with miniature pop-up surprises.

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In one alarming spread, an iron-red Tyrannosaurus rex with yellow teeth reaches out to nip the unsuspecting reader on the nose;

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The pop-up book veterans continue to push the envelope in this addition to the Encyclopedia Mythologica series, with infamous figures like Medusa (who seems to roar as her serpentine locks unfurl) joining more general creatures such as dragons, sea monsters, and vampires.

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Reinhard and Sabuda continue to raise the bar in their second Encyclopedia Mythologica pop-up (following Fairies and Magical Creatures ), a global tour of gods and other deities.

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The write-ups accompanying each display are concise and informative, never burying the magic with facts, but never ignoring the dubious evidence behind the existence of some of these creatures.

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