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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 in this Special Edition, the features of which include:
- an exclusive pop-up
- signed by both Robert Sabuda and Matthew Reinhart
- clothbound slipcase
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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.
Grade 1–6—Through fanciful three-dimensional artwork and well-written narrative, Reinhart and Sabuda introduce the whimsical, mostly hidden world of fairies and their kin. Examples of fey folk from different countries and cultures cavort about the pages, including bumblebee-riding pillywiggins (England and Wales), the shy abatwa who sleep in anthills (South Africa), and the unruly kappa that have been known to kidnap toddlers (Japan). Elves and gnomes, a menagerie of enchanted creatures, nature spirits, and mythical dwellers of the deep are also covered. From a delightful rendering of Shakespeare's Titania (complete with fluttering wings), to a frontal view of a unicorn gracefully lifting its head, to a movement-filled image of Amphitrite and Poseidon in their aquatic chariot, the paper sculptures are elegant and enticing. Additional foldout booklets, also embellished with pop-ups, assist in presenting the well-researched text, which concisely conveys a great deal of information. Though its delicate design makes it difficult to circulate, this handsome volume could be used for display or to introduce or inspire further study of folklore, mythology, and literature.—Joy Fleishhacker, School Library Journal
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Book Description Candlewick Press, Cambridge, Mass, 2008. Cloth. Condition: Fine - As New. First Edition, First Printing. A stunning First Edition, First Printing Pop-up book,signed by both Robert Sabuda and Matthew Reinhart. In Fine-As New condition, this deluxe limited edition is numbered 87 out of only 200 copies available. Deep purple silk cloth boards with gilt titles embossed on the spine with a pop-up hidden in front exposing signatures when opened. The pop-up appears only in the deluxe limited edition. Housed in a matching purple silk slipcase and further housed in the original shipping box. The slipcase also features a matching satin ribbon that facilitates the removal of the book from its slipcase. A truly breath taking excursion into a fantastical realm of fairies and merfolk, goblins and trolls. The publisher states that this edition sold out before publication and is now highly collectible. An exquisite and flawless copy by two of our favorite artists. Seller Inventory # 3597