Encyclopedia Mythologica by Matthew Reinhart
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Introducing a dazzling new series premiere! The world’s pop-up masters invite you to peek inside the fairy realm as it transforms before your eyes.

Open this entrancing book and meet Shakespeare’s Queen Titania, springing up with her silver wings aflutter. Further on, a crystalline elfin castle rises into the clouds, not far from some scary hobgoblins and trolls. And on a truly stunning spread, a humanoid magical tree spreads its branches to reveal a face within its foliage, while flowers unfold and rearrange their petals, turning into flower fairies. Visiting mythical beings around the world, from household brownies to the merfolk lurking deep below the sea, this breathtaking 3-D book, brimming with facts and fancy, will hold humans of all ages in its spell.
 

About Matthew Reinhart

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Matthew Reinhart is the co-creator of the Encyclopedia Prehistorica series. He has also created many other award-winning pop-up books, including CINDERELLA, STAR WARS: THE POP-UP GUIDE TO THE UNIVERSE, and MOMMY? by Maurice Sendak and Arthur Yorinks. He lives in New York City.Robert Sabuda is the co-creator of all three Encyclopedia Prehistorica books. He is also the creator of many other stunning 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 June 14, 2008 by Walker Books Ltd. 12 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books. Fiction

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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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