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Encyclopedia Mythologica: Fairies and Magical Creatures (Encyclopedia Mythologica)

4.28  ·  Rating details ·  257 Ratings  ·  22 Reviews
The first of a pop-up trilogy, this title explores the characters of magic and myth with glittering special effects. It allows you to peer through the windows of the Elven Castle to see the magical interior and marvel at the enchanted tree and transforming flowers. It also covers unicorns, griffins, merfolk and other beasts from around the world.
Hardcover, 12 pages
Published September 1st 2008 by Walker (first published June 14th 2008)
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Shannon Stevens
Oct 09, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The most beautiful pop-ups I have ever seen! Really breathtaking. I can't wait to get more of these.

While the pop-ups can be appreciated by people of all ages, the text is more appropriate for older kids and adults. I just read this to my second grader, and found myself stopping to explain after almost every sentence. Fortunately, the subject matter was interesting enough to keep her engaged. Even my five-year-old was able to sit through it. The book is filled with interesting myths and legends
Feb 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: interactive
Absolutely fabulous. Magical.
Feb 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children-s
Awesome! Provides hours of enchantment for ages 5-105.
Lilian  Oliveira
Jul 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Really cute!
Loved it!
Mar 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So cute-beautiful artwork!
Nov 30, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: picture-books
You know those magical pop-up books you see in movies sometimes? The ones that are so elaborate and complex that they couldn’t possibly exist in real life? Yeah, well, so much for that. Matthew Reinhart and Robert Sabuda have created nothing short of magic with this three-book mythology-themed set. Each page has one large, impressive, center-piece pop-up that often extends far beyond the boundaries of the book. In addition to that there are little flaps on every page that lead to their own mini- ...more
LS Schulz
The pop-ups in this book were lovely. So many fun lift up flaps with beautiful illustrations of the creatures this book is about. It would really be too intricate for a small child to look at on their own, but the illustrations are friendly enough for them to look at if the book is read to them.

So much fairy and mythological lore from around the world is included in bite-sized snippets. I learned a number of things I hadn't before, and it has certainly given me some new creatures to research tha
Book Bazaar
Jul 25, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love Sabuda's pop up books and this is the first one I've taken home for my daughter. This was a huge hit as a Christmas present.

There is a lot of detailed information in here about the fey and all different manner of fairy folk from different cultures - great to see the nasty side dealt with as well as the cuter side!

This book is a great present for those interested in fairies and magical creatures as well as folktales. If you haven't yet got a Sabuda pop up, head out and find one - Alice I
Oct 19, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
Recommended to Tiffany by: sister
This was a gift for my birthday from my sister. So I would recommend it as a gift. It was brilliant. It's a pop-up book encyclopedia with different fairy lore. It's divided into different sections such as "Fairy World", "Orgin",and "Secret Forces of Nature". Each page has a pop-up feature with side pop-ups that give information on that category of fairy. It gives a fun spin on research that I currently doing on the Green Man and other Irish Fairies. A great gift for any friend or family member t ...more
Jackson Matthews
London is learning all about the little folk and how real non-concrete can be. These books are fragile, but fascinating to our own little folk. They realize that the books are special and not the same as a 'regular' book. They are like an old house -- full of surprises.
Kathryn Zebrowski-Wray
I feel like I'm becoming a pop up aficionado with my latest influx of pop up books. This book is one of the best I've seen.. beautiful flaps to lift up and wonderful pop ups of mythical creatures. Such a cute add for my classroom library!
Feb 17, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love that this pop-up book list the different creatures the way it does. It makes me feel like a kid again and I have to say my favorite pop-up is the unicorn and the tree ^-^ I'm just in love with the art and style of the pop-ups
This book was just beautiful. The pop up artwork, the fairies, their homes, it was all luminous and exquisite. The book explored fairies as a whole, how and where they lived, and even introduced you to some well known fairy characters from literature. A fun, interesting book.
Katie Newton
Aug 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
We love this book. I wish they went into more detail about each creature (though I realize that would be a lot to fit in the book!), but it is a great introduction to each figure, and the popups are wonderful.
Jul 14, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sabuda gets brownie points for including at least 3-5 mini pop-ups with each feature pop-up. The big dryad is the best pop-up, hands down.
An oh-so-pretty offering from the master of the pop-up book!
Jen S.
May 09, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Myths and fairy tales from all over the world are briefly explained and three-dimensionally illustrated in brilliantly colored, fabuously sophisticated pop-ups.
Sep 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really took more than two weeks to complete this book .....
It's really interesting and simply turn off the pages back to read it again and agin...
It's all because I'm interested in fairies...
Joy Lane
Beautiful pop ups.
Arielle ⭐ Cursebreaker ⭐
Lulu Johnson
Jan 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorite
All his books are just so amazing...
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Matthew Christian Reinhart was born September 21, 1971 to Gary and Judith Reinhart in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The son of a farmer, his father Gary joined the Navy and so the family moved around the country, from Florida to Texas to Illinois to California to Virginia and then South Carolina. Judith and Matthew followed along, and soon to be joined by his little sister, Erin.

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