The Odyssey by Sam Ita
A Pop-Up Book

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Experience literature's greatest epic as never before!  This phenomenal new graphic novel retelling of Homer's classic epic is the creation of multitalented artist Sam Ita, author of the bestselling pop-up versions of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea; Moby-Dick; and Frankenstein. Ita's amazing art and papercraft transport readers right to the heart of Odysseus's decade-long adventure, from a gatefold that brings you inside the mythical Trojan Horse to the movable oars on Odysseus's boat and a pull-tab in the Circe sequence that magically transforms a man into a pig.   

About Sam Ita

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Sam Ita studied graphic design at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. He apprenticed for five years with Robert Sabuda and Matthew Reinhart on bestselling pop-up titles including America the Beautiful and Encyclopedia Prehistorica, and on Christmas cards for the Museum of Modern Art. His many creations for Sterling include Christmas Tree In-a-Box and Van Gogh's Sunflowers In-a-Box. He currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Published September 6, 2011 by Sterling. 8 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Then it’s on to Ithaca for a slaughter of suitors with a bow strung with real string, peace at last after Zeus rears up to get everyone’s attention with a foil thunderbolt and a final clinch between Odysseus and Penelope as their connubial bed levitates to reveal the deep tree roots beneath.

Nov 01 2011 | Read Full Review of The Odyssey: A Pop-Up Book

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In his latest pop-up interpretation of a work of classic literature, Ita brings comic book–style storytelling, nimble pop-up engineering, and a droll modern sensibility to Odysseus’s epic journey.

Nov 14 2011 | Read Full Review of The Odyssey: A Pop-Up Book

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