In a breathtaking grand finale, the world's mythical pop-up masters unleash monsters and dragons that have prowled countrysides and imaginations for centuries. Lurking behind this delux pop-up 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 onlooker to stone. Dare you look inside, where an ancient, decrepit vampire rises from his coffin; a lycanthrope transforms in the light of the full moon; and Bigfoot hides behind a tree? 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.
Matthew Reinhart is the cocreator 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 Universe. 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.