In a breathtaking grand finale, the world’s mythical pop-up masters unleash monsters and dragons that have prowled countrysides and imaginations for centuries.
(Ages 5 & Up)
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.
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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.
Standout scenes include a Chinese dragon with an unfolding crepe paper body and a vampire whose coffin lid lifts as he awakens. Once again, Reinhart and Sabuda have created an offering distinguished by clever details, superb execution, and a sense of wonder.
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
There's Medusa in all her reptilian glory and hypnotic eyes representing Monsters of Antiquity; a ferocious green dragon symbolizing Terrible Serpents of the West; and a show-stopping red dragon snaking its circuitous body, partially composed of tissue paper disks, across the page embodying the Majesty of Eastern Dragons.... Marvels of paper engineering.
—The Horn Book (starred review)
A spectacular climax to the authors’ Encyclopedia Mythologica, offering a world-spanning gallery of ancient and modern monsters portrayed in thrilling 3-D...another tour de force of paper engineering.
—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
In addition to showing readers that fear-invokers are as old as civilization itself, the well-written text makes interesting connections between monsters and aspects of modern-day life and culture... Another winner in a delightful series that combines solid content, handsome artwork, and a wow-inspiring presentation.
—School Library Journal (starred review)
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Book Description Candlewick, 2011. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110763631736
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Book Description Candlewick, 2011. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Pop. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0763631736